BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — The Broken Arrow community gathered Wednesday night to show support and pray for their police department.
Citizens said it's especially important to do so with the current state of the nation.
“The people that we should be loving on the most and supporting the most are being hated on," said Broken Arrow City Councilor Debra Wimpee.
Citizens and officers mingled in the crowd prior to the prayer vigil, bringing some laughs, prayers and positivity.
“People need to see more of this," Wimpee said. "Communities loving on our police officers. Our police officers loving on our communities. We need more videos out there of the good things our police officers are doing in our community and how they are saving and protecting our citizens.”
Chaplains for the police department took turns to offer prayers, thanking God for those who step up and put their lives on the line every day. Not only for Broken Arrow, but their neighbors, too.
“I’ll also be praying for our brothers and sisters at the Tulsa Police Department as they prepare to bury one of their own," said Scott Moore, chaplain for BAPD.
BAPD said it’s grateful for the community’s support and is thankful to live in a place where they see that support all the time.
“To have our community support us like they do, and they do this every day, 365 days a year," said Chris Walker with BAPD. "Our community always has our back and watches out for us.”
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