Religious leaders join LMPD in vigil for Dallas officers

Religious leaders join LMPD in vigil for Dallas officers
Published: Jul. 9, 2016 at 2:21 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2016 at 3:01 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro police joined together with community members Friday for a vigil in support of the murdered Dallas police officers.

The roughly 30-minute vigil was hosted in front of LMPD headquarters by religious and non-violence leaders Bishop Dennis Lyons and Reverend Charles Elliott Jr. 

"I want us to send that message across the world that all lives matter," Elliott said.

After five officers were murdered in Dallas, LMPD leaders said they couldn't look away from Thursday night's news coverage.

"I couldn't go to sleep," Lt. Col. Kim Kraeszig said. "If we just have all the people that want to help with the good in their heart continue to move that, we can kind of shut out the small amount of bad that we have in our community."

Filled with prayers, songs, hand holding and hugs, the vigil was about support and solidarity.

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