Local church celebrates “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day”

From staff and wire reports

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Retired Major Sam Zinna accepts a donation to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, on behalf of Sheriff Greg Champagne, from Reverend Wayne Taylor, pastor of New Life Community Church, to be used towards the purchase of bullet-proof vests. Also pictured is Brad Thompson.
Retired Major Sam Zinna accepts a donation to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, on behalf of Sheriff Greg Champagne, from Reverend Wayne Taylor, pastor of New Life Community Church, to be used towards the purchase of bullet-proof vests. Also pictured is Brad Thompson.
New Life Community Church, the joint ministries of Luling United Methodist Church and First Union Presbyterian Church, recently hosted a special “Law Enforcement Appreciation” Sunday service.

Ten uniformed officers were in attendance and each were presented with a special “Law Enforcement Officer’s Bible”, as well as a Bible to be presented to the family of Deputy Sheriff Jeff Watson, who was killed in the line of duty in 2013. After the worship service, the church hosted a luncheon in honor of the officers.

Peace Officers Memorial Day was created in 1962 after President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation for the day that falls within “Police Week.” In observance of “Police Week”, the church held a service to show appreciation for the dedication of the hardworking men and women of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. 




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