Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will lead a prayer rally on the state Capitol steps this morning in honor of law enforcement.
Jindal, a Republican running for president, announced recently that he planned to declare Sept. 14 as a “statewide day of prayer for law enforcement.” Louisiana this year has had its worst spate of on-duty officer deaths in at least a decade.
Last Monday, the governor’s office released details about the Jindal-led rally slated for 11:30 a.m. at the Capitol.
“Louisiana law enforcement officers, public officials and faith leaders will come together to honor the commitment and sacrifice of our officers and pray for the men and women who selflessly serve our communities every day. The public is welcome to attend,” the release from the governor’s office states. “Governor Jindal also encourages communities across the state to organize their own events and join him in prayer on this day.”