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Vigil held in Odessa to honor fallen Dallas officers

Vigil held at Odessa Police Department (Source: KWES) Vigil held at Odessa Police Department (Source: KWES)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

The shooting in Dallas continues to touch members of our community.

A local church in Odessa organized a vigil to honor those fallen and to support our local law enforcement.

“We don't believe there's a reason to fear because we know who's in control,” said Crossroads Fellowship Executive Pastor, Kenny Comstock.

Many gathered outside of the Odessa Police Department Friday night to support each other in this time of heartbreak.

The vigil was organized by Crossroads Fellowship, but everyone was invited.

Comstock said he knew the vigil had to be organized when he heard the Dallas Police Chief say he hoped local law enforcement receive as much support as possible today.

“Our goal was to make that true in our community, we didn't want today to be a day where local enforcement went unappreciated” said Comstock. “We worked with local restaurants to provide them with options for food, at no cost to them, and we want them to know they're being prayed for by our church and our community and probably many other churches in our communities that are participating as well.”

Over 50 people showed up, including law enforcement, church members and even city leaders.

Odessa Mayor David Turner said it has been a rough week.

“I think we just have to be vigilant and come together. Odessa is a very good community, but as a nation we have to come together,” said Turner. “It doesn't matter what color you are or what you do, but it's easier to love each other than to hate each other.”

Comstock said he knows our community can overcome anything.

“I think that Texans and American are resilient and it won't change our feeling of safety. I believe we trust the guys serving us so faithfully on the front line every day in Odessa, in Texas and in the country. I think we have some hurdles to overcome but unity will overcome those hurdles,” said Comstock.

Event organizers said different services are available at Crossroads Fellowship who need them, including law enforcement. 

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