ARLINGTON, Texas — They are being asked to protect and serve in ways they never imagined.
Law enforcement is tasked with making people comply with the shelter in place orders across the North Texas.
“We have to do what we have to do to make sacrifices in order to stop the spread of this virus,” said Sgt. Sheldon Smith, National Black Police Officers’ Association President.
Officers have the authority to stop people to make sure they are essential workers and not people just out and about. Dallas County was the first to issue a “shelter in place” order that began at midnight Tuesday.
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