Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is hosting a “We’ve Got Your Back” Prayer Rally on Monday, Sept. 14, from 6 – 6:30 p.m. in the north parking lot of Airline High School in Bossier City to show support for the Thin Blue Line.
“We encourage officers who serve in any law enforcement agency and the public to come show your support for the men and women who keep our communities safe,” said Sheriff Whittington. “I join with Governor Jindal who has proclaimed September 14 as a day of prayer for law enforcement. We will gather together as people to show our support the Thin Blue Line, pray for those who’ve lost loved ones in the line of duty, and ask God’s blessings on our area, our state, the nation and the men and women who serve our communities.”
There will be free “We’ve Got Your Back” bumper stickers for all in attendance. Order forms for the “We’ve Got Your Back” t-shirts will be available; they will cost $15 each. After the event, the order forms and bumper stickers will be available at the Viking Drive Substation.
Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines will perform colors while the National Anthem is sung by Sachiri Henderson of First Baptist Bossier. Sheriff Whittington will deliver a few remarks, and Gov. Jindal’s proclamation will be read. Three area pastors, Deputy Jackie Loveless, Dr. Fred Lowery and Brother Billy Pierce, will lead in prayer for our law enforcement officers and thank God for His many blessings.
The recent murders of law enforcement officers around the nation have spurned an outcry of support for those who wear the badge.
“Various organizations and residents have given us encouraging letters, provided us treats, and told us how much they appreciate us,” said Sheriff Whittington. “We even had a mechanic at a gas station in Houston tell our deputies, “I’ve Got Your Back,” while our deputies were getting gas just before heading to the funeral service for fallen officer, Deputy Darren Goforth.
“This prayer rally will be a chance for folks to come together to pray, show support for all men and women in law enforcement and seek God’s protection and guidance. I look forward to seeing you there!”