The massacre of police officers in Dallas Thursday Night continues to send shock waves across the State of Texas–and throughout the country.
With the rampage still so fresh in so many minds, people gathered late Monday Morning on Main Plaza in New Braunfels to pray–and to say thank you to the men and women of law enforcement.
“We need to take America back. It’s our country… it was founded on Godly principles, and I feel like we need to support the nation” one man told KTSA News, adding his respect for officers.
“We just need to be there and support them–knowing that they go out there and sacrifice their lives for our safety” he said.
New Braunfels Police Sergeant James Bell told KTSA News it feels good to be appreciated.
“Very rarely does some call and say hey, I got a new job and my wife and I are getting along great, and little Timmy is getting straight A’s” Bell said, humbled by the mid day turnout.
“Everybody who is here is here on their own time, so it’s nice to see the public want the police to be around” Bell said.
Mayor Baron Casteel told KTSA News the gathering speaks volumes about his community.
A community willing to come out and say New Braunfels, Texas is a blessed people… people that exhibit the best of values” Casteel said, adding “It is not hard to make New Braunfels a successful place when you have everyone willing to participate.”