Prayers will be held for police personnel at police churches
nationwide on Sunday, February 4, 2018, in the wake of the killing of an
The prayers are to call for “safety and divine protection” of all
police, according to an invitation letter from the Religious Directorate
of the Service sighted by Citi News.
“This has become very necessary and imperative considering the recent
spate of adversarial killings of service officers… It behooves upon us
as the clergy of the Service to beseech the divine protection for all
serving officers” the statement said.
This initiative follows the raid on the Kwabenya District Police Headquarters which led to the killing of a police officer on duty, and the freeing of seven persons who were on remand.
In 2017, there were also a couple of similar raids on police stations
along with other incidents where police officers were slain by
assailants while on duty, including the killing of a police officer at Lapaz during a robbery in July 2017.
But the clergymen in the Police Service said they “believe and are
highly convinced that with divine intervention, the recent death shadow
cast on the Police Administration would reduce, if not wane out.”
The clergy further assured that they will not relent in their intercessory and pastoral role within the service.