Law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS gathered for a special ceremony Sunday morning at Salem Baptist Church.
The blessing of the badge ceremony recognized law enforcement officers and first responders throughout the Metro.
Those in attendance say the blessing means so much knowing the community is standing behind its first responders.
"I think it's important for them to know that the faith community supports them and that hey can have an interaction with our community that is not on the jobs, that it's an opportunity where we're highlighting them and lifting them," Pastor Selqyn Bachus said.
It is the second year Salem Baptist Church has hosted the blessing of the badge.