About 40 police officers, sheriff’s deputies and elected officials gathered at the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex to pray Monday as part of a statewide day of prayer for law enforcement officers.
“Lord, heal our land,” state Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, said as he prayed during the 30-minute event.
He read the names of the nine Louisiana officers killed this year in the line of duty and asked those gathered to “concentrate not just on those names, but those who are among us, the living, who will go out there in a few minutes to face we don’t know what.”
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury met Tuesday night to discuss beginning the application process to construct a new courthouse, as well as several other items.
Before the regular meeting, the Public Property and Buildings Committee met at 6 p.m. to discuss a capital outlay request to the state that, if approved, would pay for 75 percent of a new courthouse building for Lincoln Parish.