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Southeast MO troopers sent to Ferguson

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Parrott said law enforcement has been working long shifts in stressful situations, and so it's important to rotate officers in and out. Parrott said law enforcement has been working long shifts in stressful situations, and so it's important to rotate officers in and out.
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -  Missouri Highway Patrol troopers from the Heartland continue to assist law enforcement in Ferguson.

According to Missouri Highway Patrol Corporal Clark Parrott, 10 troopers went up last week to assist law enforcement there and Thursday 10 new troopers are heading up there to rotate in.

He said law enforcement has been working long shifts in stressful situations, and so it's important to rotate officers in and out.

But with all the different law enforcement agencies in the area, he says it's important for everyone to work together.

"Everybody is working together on the street level, to get the job done and apparently peace is starting to return, apparently the last couple nights have been quiet, and hopefully things continue to go that way,” Cpl. Parrott said.

He said it's important for people to not classify all law enforcement, and their actions, together.

"Sadly there's always one bad apple in the barrel that make us all look bad," said Parrott. "Were all painted with the same brush but people are doing good work up there, and I've never been more proud of our agency and to be in law enforcement."

Ten new troopers from the area will go up to Ferguson next Tuesday.

Parrott also said although a lot of the pictures out of Ferguson have been of violence, he's hearing stories of troopers and community members coming together to pick up trash, or provide activities like basketball to kids in the area.

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