DALLAS -- Sunday morning, Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas, took us to church in an effort to Back The Blue. Along with parishioners, hundreds of Dallas police officers and their families poured into First Baptist to hear the word.
"There's a statement that we often make when we talk about police and it's to the effect that we understand that each day they put their lives on the line for our safety," Former Dallas Mayor, Tom Leppert preached.
The violent crime rate in Dallas has been on the rise. The murder rate in the city, for example, has increased a whopping 86% from the same time last year!
Special guest Dr. Erwin Lutzer from Chicago, where the crime rate has given the city nicknames like "Chi-Raq", dedicated his sermon to the ones wearing the badge.
"Let me look into your eyes today and say thank you so much for what you do," he said to a full church house. "I think at time we do not appreciate you enough and I'm here today to say 'we do appreciate you.'"