JACKSON, Tenn.--Following a May breakfast and addresses by two police officers, men of Northside UMC and Aldersgate UMC presented 275 copies of Strength for Service to God and Community to members of the Madison County Sherriff Department and the Jackson Police Department.
Jackson Police Captain Tyreece Miller, commander of the Criminal Investigation Division, told the gathering at Northside UMC about the Clergy Assistance Response Effort, a program to help victims of violent crime. Miller is a graduate of Bethel University and a former Marine who has been with the department since 1997.
Also addressing the group was Madison County Chief Deputy John Lewoczko, a 37-year veteran with law-enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
“Our local peace officers watch over, protect and defend our community day and night. They've chosen their professions knowing there will be times when, without personal regard, they will put themselves in harm's way,” said Bob Sharp, president of the Jackson District UM Men. “Handing out these books, especially in conjunction with National Peace Officers Week, is our way of saying thank you for your service to others”.
Photo: Bob Sharp (right) presents copies of the books of daily devotion to Chief Deputy Lewoczko (left) and Captain Miller.