Fallen officers remembered during prayer service in Colbert County

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TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – With unrest sweeping the country after recent events, a group met on the steps of the Colbert County Courthouse at noon Friday. They gathered to pray for peace and those who protect our streets.

Black bands wrap police officer badges attending the pray service. They were there to remember the police officers killed in Dallas Thursday night.

Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson organized the event as a way to show law enforcement officers there is a community which supports them.

“It helps to know that people do appreciate what service you do,” said Williamson.

Cara Burns and her family felt it was important to attend the service. They have a family member in law enforcement. She sees the tension recent events have created and said it’s disheartening.

“It breaks my heart,” stated Burns. “I’m almost 45, I’ve never seen anything. I was born after the Civil Rights Movement; I’ve never seen anything like this. As the mother of a 12-year-old and 10-year-old, it’s scary.”

More than three dozen attended the pray service. Sheriff Williamson asks everyone to keep law enforcement in their prayers and a peaceful conclusion to the current turmoil.

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