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Community expresses thanks and support for those who serve and protect

New Albany/Union County residents meet to express support for our law enforcement and first responders

In light of the recent events dominating the headlines of today’s news, New Albany shines as a community that intends to rise above,  promoting racial harmony and mutual respect among it’s citizens.

New Albany resident Kaye Parks organized a special prayer session at the Union County Courthouse, where a group of caring citizens gathered today ( Sunday July 10th) and prayed for our local law enforcement and first responders.

An expression of support and respect

An expression of support and respect

New Albany police officer Brock White started the event singing the National Anthem. Hillcrest Baptist Church’s pastor, Whit Lewis spoke and led the group in prayer. Gary Yates, pastor of Harmony Baptist Church also prayed. Jennifer Jones had a poem and song to share with the audience. Alderman Kevin Dale White and Alderman Johnny Anderson participated and shared their thoughts and prayers.

Prayers and expressions of support from the community to law enforcement and first responders

Prayers and expressions of support from the community to law enforcement and first responders

Moved by the kindness and care of the community and churches,  Chief of Police Chris Robertson said “I struggle to find the words to express how I feel about the overwhelming support, well wishes, and prayers. New Albany is a great community. My family, the men and women of the New Albany Police Department, and I are extremely fortunate to live and work in a place that cares so deeply. It would be impossible for us or any first responders to do our jobs without the support of the community.”

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