By Daniel Elizondo
Citizens from across the county gathered at the Hardin County Courthouse on Thursday to pay tribute to all the law enforcement of Hardin County.
Organizer Janis Holt moved forward with the event through Facebook following the tragic killing of a Harris County deputy on Aug. 28.
Pct. 2 Commissioner Chris Kirkendall provided a prayer for the officers before a moving tribute from Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain recognizing the duties of all law enforcement officers.
Holt began organizing the event over a week ago through Facebook, and the popularity grew with over 400 expected to attend.
“I just felt like I needed to do something,” Holt said. “Praying alone just wasn’t enough, and I wanted our law enforcement personnel to know that we, the community, have their backs.”