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Church honors law enforcement sacrifices

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It was a moment for the public to say "thank you" to the men and women who protect us every day.

Christ Church Apostolic organized a ceremony Sunday to show their appreciation for law enforcement officers. The families of fallen Officers Rod Bradway and David Moore were also in attendance.

"I never truly understood the power of prayer until my son's passing," said Jo Moore.

Jo Moore shared her faith Sunday with those gathered at Christ Church Apostolic for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Her son, David Moore, was killed in the line of duty in 2011 after being shot during a traffic stop.

"I know I could only find peace because of my faith, through prayer and from the community," said Jo Moore.

The ceremony also included a special moment for the family of Officer Rod Bradway.

Officer Bradway's son, Jonathon, lit a candle to symbolize the sacrifice of all fallen officers.

Spencer Moore, David Moore's father, sat near the Bradway children; knowing exactly what they're going through without their loved one.

"We call this year the year of firsts. The first Christmas, anniversary, birthday. It will take a while to get adjusted to that. This type of service can help heal their hard spots," said Spencer Moore.

"We rely on the faith of God and the good will of the community to come together in a time like this," said Indianapolis Metro Police Chief Rick Hite.

A ceremony to honor and thank all officers who stand on that thin, blue line.

Officer Rod Bradway's widow, Jamie, was not able to make it to Sunday's ceremony.

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