Support for law enforcement shines with 'Blue Sunday'

Support for law enforcement shines with 'Blue Sunday'

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Church pews across Memphis filled with blue this weekend for Blue Sunday.

The event was designed to show support for the city's officers.

Members of Greater Imani Church said the overwhelming show of support is just one way the community can help law enforcement.

Interim Police Director Mike Rallings said recruiting within the congregation is another way to help keep the city safe.

Dr. Bill Adkins said Blue Sunday is all about thanking those who protect and serve.

"To honor the courageous men and woman that serve and protect this city," Memphian Rhonda Hurst said.

Hurst is one of the minds behind the event, which encouraged the congregation to wear blue to stand with law enforcement.

"Today we wanted to do still standing, still securing, still protecting our city," Hurst said.

Churches across the city joined through their own services.

Rallings said the show of support left him speechless at first.

"I was blown away," he said. "It's just a great day. What a great end to a tough week to have this outflow of love and support."

With recruitment stations set up right outside the doors, Rallings hopes the support doesn't stop here.

"I am waiting for Memphis to step up. If each church sends me one good man or woman to become Memphis' finest, we change this city overnight."

He said the event is a step in the right direction.

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