Lamar Co. gym hosts prayer vigil for law enforcement

Lamar Co. gym hosts prayer vigil for law enforcement
Photo credit: WDAM
Photo credit: WDAM

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.