From left: Gil Hanke and Larry Coppock join Father Fred Dettwiller in a presentation of Strength for Service books to Steve Anderson, chief of Davidson County Police, during a June presentation service at a meeting of Nashville police officers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.––The Rev. Fred Dettwiller, an Episcopal priest, provided the funds for 1,300 copies of Strength for Service to God and Community to be given to Nashville police officers.
On June 28, Gil Hanke, top staff executive of the General Commission on UM Men, and Larry Coppock, a commission staff executive responsible for the publishing effort, accompanied Father Fred to a meeting at the North Precinct where they gave copies of the book of daily devotions for first responders to the top 100 officers.
The books, with the notation “Courtesy of Father Fred,” will later be presented to an additional 1,200 police personnel.
“We offer our utmost appreciation to Fr. Fred for the gift and Steve Heim of Dettwiller Distributing, for facilitating the invitation to the meeting of police leaders,” said Coppock.