Waller County holds prayer walk for law enforcement

- A prayer vigil and walk in Waller County earlier this evening saw tons of support from people all over the county.

The vigil was a strong contrast to the anti-law enforcement protests that have taken place in Waller County since the death of Sandra Bland.

Both the public and different precincts of Waller County showed up all to honor law enforcement and to show strength behind their unity.

“All the bad things that have happened over the past couple of months, we just feel that law enforcement needs to feel our support. They need to see our love, and they need to see this community come together as well,” said Tammy Westbrook, one of the organizers of the vigil.

For law enforcement, the atmosphere has been tense after the ruthless shooting of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth.

On top of showing blue support, the walk also raised money for the wife and kids the Deputy left behind.

“We kind of raised some money for his family. It devastated everybody, everybody's heart. It's just unbelievable, the evil that's out there,” said Stacey, another organizer.

Police at the vigil said the community may be divided at times, but there are good people out there.

“I think it's an opportunity to bring people together that haven't been together for a long time. The community’s been divided a long time, and, of course, Waller County has issues.  But I think eventually events like this is what's going to help to heal and to deliver us from the evil that we been wrapped around for the past few weeks,” said Constable Herschel Smith of Precinct 3 in Waller County.

More than 150 people took the walk from the Waller County courthouse to the Sheriff's Office to show their unflagging support.

“It's very important to show up to show our law enforcement officers that we support them, that we believe in them, that we trust in what they do and that we are going to stand behind them,”  said Beverly Wade, a Waller County resident.

Deputy Goforth’s Go Fund Me page is here: http://www.gofundme.com/ar2yzfrw

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