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South Plains Prison Chaplain Rides To Raise Support For Correctional Officers

A South Plains prison chaplain is pedaling his way across West Texas. Chaplain Wayne Horton arrived at the Montford Unit outside of Lubbock around lunch Tuesday.

He left Colorado City Monday morning and plans to arrive 400 miles later, in Dalhart, North of Amarillo, Wednesday afternoon. Horton isn't pedaling for the exercise though, he's doing it to recognize his co-workers.

"It's not important that I'm riding a bicycle. It's important that these folks in grey get some attention. They're heroes just like policemen, just like firemen," said Horton.

Horton also said Correctional Officers deserve attention because they're constantly mistreated, but show up every day to do their job.

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