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'When one of us bleeds, all of us bleed," Martin Co. sheriff says after Baton Rouge officers killed

Posted at 8:19 AM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 08:19:08-04

The Sunday shooting in Baton Rouge is on the minds of law enforcement in our country, including right here in South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

During patrols Sunday evening, Deputy Anthony Blachowski was thinking of the three officers who lost their lives in Louisiana.

"It's definitely in the back of our minds, in the back of my mind," says Blachowski.

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said he is feeling sad and angry at the thought of another mass killing of law enforcement.

"When one of us bleeds, all of us bleed," says Snyder.

The sheriff issued a message for his deputies in the coming days.

"We have to do our jobs. We have to get up every day and go to work," said Snyder.

Despite a great relationship with the community, the sheriff said he has to prepare for the worst.

"We will not risk our deputies lives. We will draw a line in the sand. I will get whatever tactical rifle, whatever equipment I need for my people.  We will continue in this battle until somehow this madness starts to recede," said Snyder.

Snyder says he plans on sending his honor guard to the funerals of the Baton Rouge officers.

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