Greensboro police stand with fallen Dallas officers

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro police officers are showing support to the fallen officers in Dallas and their families, following Thursday night’s shooting.

Twelve officers were shot -- five are dead and seven injured -- following a protest held in downtown Dallas. The protests were in response to the deadly officer-involved shootings that killed Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

Greensboro police are wearing black bands across their badges.

Officer Candace Vaughn says it’s to show they’re mourning those killed and injured in Dallas.

“We are in support of those officers, their families, that police department, we all stand together,” Vaughn said. “We are 100 percent behind them that we feel their loss. We hope they know they have support in other agencies and other police departments along the way.”

Protests in Greensboro have sparked in response to the recent shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana, and have been peaceful.

“We hope that people still can show their support for whatever they believe in, just in a respectful peaceful way,” Vaughn said.

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