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Police say Ferguson situation is dangerous, chaotic

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Police say the situation they face in Ferguson, MO, is dangerous for them. (Source: KSDK/CNN) Police say the situation they face in Ferguson, MO, is dangerous for them. (Source: KSDK/CNN)

FERGUSON, MO (KSDK/CNN) - Things in Ferguson, MO have gotten so unruly that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has called National Guard troops to the St. Louis suburb.

Several law enforcement officers feel they're being are under siege themselves.

If you talk to any of the 200 to 300 men and women in blue, they'll tell you about bricks and bottles thrown at them nightly.

"One of my best friends got the windshield of patrol car smashed out while he was in it with a brick. It's a dangerous, volatile situation and it's chaotic," said Jeff Roorda, of the St. Louis Police Officers Association.

You'll hear they've exercised incredible restraint in the most harrowing circumstances.

"This thing could have turned into a Kent State 100 times over and the fact that it hasn't is a testament to the professionally of the police in this region who have stepped up in a remarkable way," Roorda said.

On the St. Louis Police Wives Association website people like A. Rich write, "Prayers for the LEOS and their families. Much appreciation to all the businesses who have stepped up to help us out."

Donna W. writes, "Police Wives out of Texas here. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as your loved ones have such a volatile and hostile environment. I'm praying for the safety of every officer out there and their families that this chaos soon ends. Praying for my family in blue!!!"

Wilson, the white officer who shot Michael Brown, and 18-year-old black teenager, has fled the area, fearing for his safety. A GoFundMe page has raised $10,000 to support him. The page, however, has disabled the comment section.

A woman called a St. Louis radio station on Friday to give Officer Darren Wilson's account of the incident. Using their sources, CNN claims the account is very similar to the official report Wilson gave the police. 

Officials have not commented on the radio call or Wilson's account of events.

The "I Support Officer Wilson" Facebook page started Aug. 15 and has nearly 30,000 likes.

"Everyone wants to know what they can do to help. We've sent money to the family of Officer Wilson to help defray the costs of relocating," Roorda said.

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