The heart of our nation broke after the recent attack on Dallas police force left the families of five fallen police officers without a father or husband.

In show of solidarity and support, GRACE staff, volunteers and members of the community were invited to participate in an impromptu prayer circle in front of the Grapevine Police Department last Friday.

The prayer walk began at the 200 block on Nash Street and ended at the entrance of the Grapevine Police Department. Cards of encouragement and condolences were placed near the entrance, along with blue roses.

The Grapevine Police Department has long been strong allies with GRACE to protect our families from high-risk situations over the years. The department’s close proximity to our Transitional Housing program not only gives the residents and enhanced sense of safety, the police officers have made it their priority to get to know these families on a personal level and extend their professionalism wherever it is needed.

There are so many internal examples that these men and women have gone above and beyond to respond to the needs of this agency, and we wholeheartedly support them, pray for them and respect them.

After the brief ceremony, those in attendance were encouraged to continue praying for our law enforcement and for those who run toward danger to ensure our safety.