Prayers for police officers

May 13, 2009 3:10:57 PM PDT
Area ministers are using the power of prayer, wanting to honor Houston police officers who put their lives on the line every day. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

They held a special prayer service Wednesday downtown as part of National Police Week. The organization Ministers Against Crime was at HPD headquarters downtown, strengthening their partnership with police.

Chief Harold Hurtt says police and the community are constantly connected.

"This is an opportunity for us to not only show appreciation for the sacrifices that our men and women make every day," said Chief Hurtt. "But also to pray for them to maintain their strength and their character."

Police week remembers officers who were killed in the line of duty serving the community.

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