The force released a statement this evening (August 27), expressing its ‘gratitude and appreciation’ for the messages of support and kind gestures given to officers since August 22.
“Since the incident residents and businesses from the local community have been donating meals, cakes, and other items including heartwarming notes for officers and staff,” said a spokeswoman.
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry said: “We’d like to thank everyone who has donated food for our staff and others working at Shoreham over the last few days. Your support has been amazing. Today just the donations of spaghetti bolognaise would have been enough to feed our staff.
“The amount of food we have received has been overwhelming and while we appreciate the support, we would not like to see it go to waste. Therefore we ask that if you still want to donate food please take it to one of the local food banks.
“I know that there are many people who want to help and these gestures really have boosted the morale of our staff.
“It is good to see such strong support within the local community and that everyone has pulled together for one another as well as for the emergency services.”
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