Now this is a “different” church service: A Michigan State Police vehicle on one side of the pulpit, police motorcycles parked on the other, and the Detroit SWAT Team rappelling down from the rafters. On this day, Greater Grace Temple may be the safest place in Detroit. This is all happening at the church’s 13th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation and Prayer Day on Sunday, April 15th at 11:00 a.m.
An abundance of uniformed police officers, deputies, military personnel, firefighters, federal agents and other law enforcement personnel will fill the pews, along with judges, and elected officials from across the Detroit metro area. Congressman Hansen Clarke and Wayne County Sheriff Bennie Napolean will also be on hand. Every year the church sets aside this day to honor and pray for the area’s law enforcement personnel.