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Portland police to double up patrols in response to Baton Rouge shooting

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In response to Sunday's Baton Rouge shooting, the Portland Police Bureau said they will be taking extra precautions in order to make their officers feel safe while on patrol.

According to officials, officers will be doubling up on patrols for the foreseeable future.

Two officers will be in every patrol car while they make their daily rounds.

The PPB said these measures are to let officers know that they are doing everything they can to keep them safe.

“There’s a thin blue line between peace and chaos in this country, and the men and women in uniform stand in that blue line and they run toward the gunfire and right now they feel targeted,” said Portland Police Sergeant Pete Simpson.

Portland police will also have air patrol units out as much as possible, according to officials.

The PPB is encouraging people who may hear or see of people posting threats against officers online to report them immediately.

Three Baton Rouge officers were killed and several others were injured by a gunman Sunday.

This incident follows the tragic killings of five police officers in Dallas earlier this month.  

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