Above is a picture of yours truly at the recent dedication of our new Sheriff Station. There was a great turn out, and I considered it a privilege to be asked to do the invocation. The Station Commander, Captain Ricky Frye, asked me to include the following in my prayer. I was happy to do so.
A Police Officer’s Prayer“Oh Lord, while I’m on my beat
may I know that you are with me,
and protect me as I go to guard
other people’s lives and property.
Help me ignore those who scorn
and show me no respect,
but be mindful of all citizens
I’ve sworn to protect.
Be with my fellow officers
and guard their safety too.
May I always put duty first
in the work that I must do.
May I not disgrace the uniform
but bring pride to the badge I wear.
That I would be a good policeman Lord,
would be my only prayer. Amen.”