Trinity AME Church promotes unity with law enforcement

Donna Summerall
Staff Writer

There has been a rift and a lot of distrust between law enforcement and ordinary citizens in the last couple of years. Happily this has not become an issue in West Point and Clay County the way it has in other parts of the country. As an effort to promote unity, understanding and fellowship between the West Point Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol and the community at large, Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church is bringing everyone together over coffee and doughnuts for Coffee With Cops. The event will take place from 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Brame Avenue Voting Precinct. There will be free doughnuts, coffee, possibly cakes and juice. It will be a time to visit with elected and non – elected officials who work together to create a safe environment for everyone within Clay County. The community as a whole is invited to participate.
“A lot of people are mistrustful at this time about law enforcement in general,” Abigail Daniels, Lay President, who is spearheading the event, said. “We lay people at the Trinity AME Church thought this would be a good way to bring law enforcement and the community together so we can see that the police and other officers in law enforcement are not the enemy. We need them. Without them there is nothing between law abiding citizens and anarchy.”
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