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Lamar Co. gym hosts prayer vigil for law enforcement

Some staff and patrons at a Lamar County fitness facility gathered at noon Thursday to show their support for law enforcement./Photo credit: WDAM Some staff and patrons at a Lamar County fitness facility gathered at noon Thursday to show their support for law enforcement./Photo credit: WDAM
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LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Some staff and patrons at a Lamar County fitness facility gathered at noon Thursday to show their support for law enforcement.

They held a brief prayer vigil on the front lawn of Revolution Fitness.

About a dozen members of the Lamar County Sheriff's Department attended.

Organizers said they wanted to pray for peace after the recent shootings of two African-American men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota and the murders of five police officers in Dallas during a protest march.

Organizers also said they wanted to tell officers how much they appreciate their service.

Several officers also spoke during the vigil.

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