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Prayer service held for area police and firefighters

The event was held to prayer for area responders and law enforcement. (Photo source: WLOX) The event was held to prayer for area responders and law enforcement. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Around 50 residents, officers and firefighters attended a noon hour prayer service led by Father Greg Barras on Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church.

The spontaneous service was organized by parishioner Kim Dossett, who wanted to do something positive in the wake of recent police violence. Attendees prayed, shared concerns and joined in singing Amazing Grace.

At the conclusion, the crowd joined hands and formed a circle around the officers and firefighters. An attendee then prayed God's blessing upon them and asked that he place a hedge of protection around them and their families as they serve the community.

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