The Ministerial Alliance would like to formally recognize and publicly thank the brave men and women who work in law enforcement and public safety in our city and Cowley County.

As we have worked in our county, we have consistently noticed the respect these men and women have for those grieving their lost loved ones.

Time after time, not only do our law enforcement officers work in and direct traffic through funeral processions, but we have noticed that these men and women show respect for the work they are doing and the difficult situations of those whom they are serving.

We want to say thank you to each of you not only for your bravery in doing work many others will not do, but also for your compassion and face during times when such acts might go unnoticed. Your witness, character and caring do not go unnoticed by us.

The following members of the Ministerial Alliance signed and approved this statement to be released:

  • Larry Dale, of St. James Church of God in Christ;
  • Jack Dickson, of Shepherd’s Grace Church;
  • Sandy Durham, of Family Life Services;
  • Tim Durham, of Family Life Services;
  • Richard Harrison, of Harvest Fellowship;
  • Joyce Irving, of Harvest Fellowship;
  • Charles Jennings, of Great Grace Family Worship Center;
  • Diane Maxwell, of Harvest Fellowship;
  • Russell McAlister, of Mount Hope United Methodist Church;
  • Tim Smith, of Blessing Heights Church of God;
  • “Babe” Standerfer, of Trinity Baptist Church;
  • David Stanley, of First Baptist Church;
  • Nancy VonSandt, of Harvest Fellowship;
  • Dennis Voth, of Central Christian Church;
  • Ryan Whitley, of Northside Baptist Church.