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Angelina County law enforcement moved by prayer rally

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A community in prayer; a means of supporting local law enforcement.

“These officers put their life on the line every day, they leave their families every day and don’t know whether or not they’re going to make it home at night,” said Whitney Lasswell, organizer of the Trinity Baptist Church community-wide prayer rally.

It’s support at a time many say emergency first responders need it most.

“To put themselves in harm’s way, day in and day out, looking beyond what they want, but the needs of others. Father we lift them up today,” said one attendee.

It was a worship service between Angelina County Law Enforcement and citizens of the community.

“We owe them a debt of gratitude and certainly our prayers,” said one pastor.  

For Ann Shelton, today was simply a way to stand behind the men and women who protect and serve.

“They need our prayer, they need our support, and if more people understand what they have to go through, they would be more protective, behind them, pushing them forward,” said Shelton.

Pushing them forward; officers say it’s that type of encouragement that keeps them going.

“It means a lot to law enforcement because they know their community does support them and it lets me know as a sheriff that I have citizens that support law enforcement very strongly and that believe in us. And I’m proud to be their sheriff,” said Greg Sanches, Angelina Co. Sheriff.

Many today say it’s as simple as…

“Loving one another,” Shelton said.

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