FOX 4 rides along with Prairie Village police

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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- Some of the people who serve in law enforcement say it's a tough time to be a police officer. FOX 4 rode along with Prairie Village Police in an effort to take in this week's events through the eyes of an officer.

Ofc. Brian Wolf said, "It's been tougher on my family. With my wife and my kids, there's been a lot more questions, a lot more nervousness." Wolf says things have changed since his days at the academy.

"Discussions of active snipers and things like that were not something you really talked about," Wolf said.

Saturday, he drove the streets, made his rounds, and put himself out there face-to-face with Prairie Village residents.

"It does affect you," he said, speaking of the violence this week in Baton Rouge, La., Falcon Heights, Minn., and Dallas, Texas.

Wolf said this week's shootings and killings have him going back over his training basics.

"I've been doing a lot of double checking what I do and making sure I'm extra safe, extra cautious," he explained.

The father of two said he won't let the headlines deter him from the duties of the badge, but he will remember the risk.

Wolf said, "Unfortunately this is just a tougher time to be a law enforcement officer."

Wolf said he left the corporate world a few years ago to become an officer, and even in light of recent events, he wishes he would've done it sooner.

FOX 4 spoke with a couple departments around the metro who hope, through this violence, they can continue to bring in new recruits and keep the officers they have.