ST. LOUIS -- Officer Darren Wilson wrote a letter to supporters, which was released by an anonymous source after the grand jury's decision not to return an indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown.
While Wilson supporters are celebrating, one supporter tells NewsChannel 5 that since many of them have ties to law enforcement, they're also worried about the violent protests unfolding in Ferguson.
The supporter, who asked not to be identified, says she has been in touch with Wilson in the past few months. She read that letter Monday night.
She said the focus of the thousands of people who have been supporting him now turns to the law enforcement responding to the violence Monday night.
Here is a transcript of Officer Wilson's letter to his supporters:
To all of the pro Officer Wilson Supporters -
I would like to thank you all for standing up for me during this stressful time. Your support and dedication is amazing and it is still hard to believe that all of these people that I have never met are doing so much for me. I watched the CNN video we recorded at the rally on Saturday and it brought tears to my eyes.
All of you are simply amazing, and I don't know how to thank you all enough. I wish I could attend meet you, hug you, and personally thank you for all of your continued support, however, due to my and my families safety I am unable to. Please don't give this letter to any media or post it where they can see it. Relay the message of thanks to all and keep this letter private until the investigation is complete.
I want you all to know that I do get updates on the amount of support. Unfortunately, I don't get to see all of the comments made through social media, but overall messages are relayed to me.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and know that I would do the same for any of you.
Also please keep my family in blue in your hearts and prayers, they have all made a sacrifice to their own lives in order to work the excessive hours through the heat and rain to ensure that the riots and protests in Ferguson were as safe as they could be.
P.O. Darren Wilson