The relationship between the public and law enforcement officers can be a fragile one.

But it’s that relationship helps the men and women behind the badge continue to protect and serve.

KDLT photojournalist Josh Bixler spent a shift with the Sioux Falls Police Department for a behind-the-scenes look at these everyday heroes.

We'd like to thank Officer Brady Fox – and the entire Sioux Falls Police Department – for giving us a glimpse into their world.