A group of people gathered in Indianapolis on Wednesday to remember police officers.
The prayer vigil honored the service of all officers — past and present — and focused on police safety.
An organizer of the event said, considering the daily challenges police face, this is one of the best ways to show support for their work. An officer who was paralyzed in the line of duty said it is an important reminder of the value of faith.
“If we all patrolled like we should, and did what we needed to do, as if we follow our faith, I think as a department we'd be a thousand times better than we are," said Officer Santos Cortez.
Organizers scheduled the vigil to acknowledge the anniversaries of several line of duty deaths and injuries among law enforcement officers in Indianapolis.
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