Church Group, Children Offer Hugs, Support for Chester Police Officers

Delaware County youngsters from a church group thanked police Tuesday morning in an event in the wake of recent shootings by police in Louisiana and Minnesota and the shooting of officers in Dallas.

Church members from Temple of Brotherly Love CC Church, including around 30 children, marched to Chester Police headquarters on E 7th Street to thank Chester City Police, some of the kids even offered hugs to police Maj. Marilyn Lee. [[386475931, C]]

Chester Police had only expected a card, not the outpouring of love.

"All of this was overwhelming," said Lee who told NBC10's Pamela Osborne she hoped to see a few of the children join the department some day. [[386488631, C]]

The event was put together by Pastor Calvin Williams.

"Children should not be not afraid of police, they should be looking to police for help," said Williams.

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