HOWARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) - Nearly 200 people gathered Saturday night in Big Spring for a prayer vigil. It was all to show support for law enforcement. After recent attacks on law enforcement and three killed just last week, some women in Big Spring were inspired to show support.
"I think basically coming together is what would make a change. Letting people know they are not the bad guys. They're the good guys," said Amanda Islas, who helped create the Howard County LEO Wives Club.
A prayer vigil in Houston held for Deputy Darren Goforth, who was recently gunned down and killed, inspired the Howard County LEO Wives Club to hold their own ceremony. All to send a message to those who put their lives on the line every day.
"For our men and women in blue to know that they do have support. They hear the media. They see it. They live it. We want them to know that we really appreciate and are very grateful for what they do every time they go out there," said Melissa Daily, who also helped create the Howard County LEO Wives Club.
"My appreciation goes out to all of them. I mean what they do. They put their lives on the line everyday," said Islas.
This was the first event held by the Howard County LEO Wives Club. A group exclusively for wives of those in law enforcement.
"It's like we do know how they feel because we send our husbands out there too. So we know exactly how they feel," said Islas.
They're a brand new organization, created less than a week ago. The recent killings of two officers and one deputy hit close to home for these women, and moved them to create the support group.
"There's many times, especially now with recent events, that you're scared every time your spouse walks out the door. You don't know what's going to happen to them. You know they may not come home safely," said Daily.
Their motto is 'enough is enough'.