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The Lubbock Police Department is joining in with several police departments around the State of Texas to help send officers and resources to Ulvade, as they deal with staff shortages and the continued investigation in the mass shooting at the elementary school last week.

In addition to Lubbock sending in their officers, both the Levelland and the Sweetwater Police Department announced that they would both be sending officers to Ulvade. Sweetwater announced that they would be sending two officers to help with staffing in the Ulvade Police Department. According to the Sweetwater Police, a request for help went out recently.

“Late yesterday afternoon our agency received an urgent request through the Texas Police Chiefs Association for mutual aid assistance with staffing in Uvalde. One Sergeant and one Corporal with the Sweetwater Police Department volunteered and have been deployed to Uvalde to assist our sister agency in their time of need. They will be assisting in calls for service, and security details, such as Governor protection. We will monitor the needs and possibly send additional resources as requested or needed. Uvalde has made their needs known in a time of tragedy and we will mobilize whatever resources we can to serve in this tragic time.”

It is good to see agencies coming together in this time of need for the citizens of Ulvade.

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