Levelland community hosts prayer vigil for local law enforcement

Published: Sep. 21, 2015 at 3:27 AM CDT|Updated: May. 19, 2016 at 2:26 PM CDT
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LEVELLAND, TX (KCBD) - The Levelland community pulled together around seven Sunday evening to show support for local law enforcement through a prayer vigil hosted by the South Plains Police Auxiliary group.

Most of the attendants wore a blue stripe of some sort, to pay tribute to the fallen officers around the country.

"It's really hard to watch your husband walk out the door every night and wonder if they're going to come home or not," said Audra Davis. "We banded as a group of wives together because we all understand how hard it is to watch them walk away everyday."

The prayer vigil happened outside the South Plains College Law Enforcement Building. It started with wives of local officers reading names of fallen officers, then the lighting of a candle to honor fallen officers. A balloon release followed with music played by Pipe and Drums of Lubbock.

The South Plains Police Auxiliary is a group of spouses, and family members of law enforcement officers that have joined together to assist, give support and serve each other.

To help them support local law enforcement, they ask citizens to thank officers next time they see one on duty.

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