Petal residents come together for "United in Prayer" ceremony

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Petal residents joined together Friday for a "United in Prayer" ceremony that was held at the police station.

About 75 people attended the prayer of protection ceremony including police, fire and other first responders.

The names of 83 law officers from across the U.S. that have died while on duty this year were read aloud during the ceremony.

"You know it's important to remember the families that have fallen this year and the officers that have fallen and we pray for them everyday and just keep them on our hearts,"  Leonard Fuller, Petal Police Chief said.