On a bright Monday morning, almost two dozen citizens gathered with officers outside the Bartlett Police Department Headquarters to pray and have a hymn singalong on Back the Blue Day.
In the light of recent tensions between law nforcement and the public in many places across the U.S., their goal was one of unity and peace. They met to pray for officers’ safety, for their wisdom and discernment in the situations they face and for their families.
Organizers noted it was not a Blue Lives Matter event. Instead, it was a time to unite
as a community and pray for Bartlett and law enforcement.