Jackson police hold prayer vigil on Thursday

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police, along with the department’s chaplains, hosted a prayer vigil for the city on Thursday, May 6, in honor of National Day of Prayer.

The vigil took place on the front steps of the department’s headquarters located on East Pascagoula Street.

Chief James Davis shared some positivity at the event. He said he’s encouraged by the direction the city is heading.

So far, there’s been nearly 50 homicides in Jackson for 2021.

Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance said, “If there’s anger, we must put love on it.”

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