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Notes of appreciation, thanks pour in to Gresham Police after tragedies in Dallas

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Capt. Claudio Grandjean next to a dozen notes of encouragement and support Tuesday. (KPTV) Capt. Claudio Grandjean next to a dozen notes of encouragement and support Tuesday. (KPTV)
One of the notes sent in to Gresham Police. (KPTV) One of the notes sent in to Gresham Police. (KPTV)
Another card on the bulletin board at Gresham PD. (KPTV) Another card on the bulletin board at Gresham PD. (KPTV)
A bouquet of flowers brought in to Gresham PD. (KPTV) A bouquet of flowers brought in to Gresham PD. (KPTV)
The three-tier cake brought in by a professional baker. (KPTV) The three-tier cake brought in by a professional baker. (KPTV)
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

“Thanks for taking care of the world.”

That simple message, scrawled on a child’s hand-written card, is one of many notes of appreciation and thanks posted to a bulletin board inside the Gresham Police Department.

Dozens of cards, flowers and candles – along with scores of homemade treats – have been pouring in to the police station in the wake of the shootings in Dallas that left five police officers dead and seven others injured.

“We just started pinning them up here,” Gresham Police Capt. Claudio Grandjean said of the cards. “It’s uplifting for the officers…It’s just so timely right now. These all mean something to us.”

Grandjean said a woman who has been bringing brownies to firefighters ever since 9/11 brought a pan in for police officers this week.

Tuesday, a local baker from Cakes by Tina brought in a professionally made three-tier cake of a Bald Eagle on top of the American flag.

Earlier in the week, Olive Garden brought in a full meal for everyone on shift.

An officer who parked his patrol car while out on a call returned to find two notes of thanks tucked in to his windshield wipers.

“We don’t even know who that was, they didn’t even stay around,” Grandjean said. “They just wanted to say ‘thank you’ to us.”

Each one, a little reminder that Grandjean said is making a big impact.

“It reminds us that there’s people who appreciate what we’re doing,” Grandjean told Fox 12. “We have to remind ourselves of that because it’s a tense time right now for law enforcement all over the country, and so this definitely takes the edge off.”

The department plans to send an Honor Guard contingent to Dallas to take part in the funerals for the slain officers there.

Now, Gresham Police want to say thank you to the community for showing them – and many other local agencies – such an overwhelming amount of support.

“It’s been pouring in,” Grandjean added. “We’ve been feeling the love, for sure.”

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