Detroit Church to Host Law Enforcement Service

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit church is set to host its annual Law Enforcement Appreciation and Prayer Day.

Police officers, military personnel, firefighters, federal agents and others are invited to attend Sunday's service at Greater Grace Temple.

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon is to be one of the special guests along with the family of West Bloomfield police Officer Patrick O'Rourke, who was killed in the line of duty.

Greater Grace first held "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" in 1999. Bishop Charles Ellis III says the church wants to let law enforcement officers "know their work is appreciated."

The service concludes with officers taking part in an "anointing ceremony," which symbolizes the conferring of God's authority and protection upon their lives. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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