Jacksonville police hold prayer vigil in wake of Tyre Nichols’ death

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The Jacksonville Police Department, along with local ministries, paused today for a community prayer vigil.

Police said in light of recent events, they asked community members to join in unity to pray for peace in these difficult times.

“It is important we remember that our Citizens are the reason our police serve. It is our duty to ensure the safety of everyone in our City. In order to do that, we require the support of our community,” says Police Chief Mike Yaniero.

The prayer vigil was held at 12:00 on the front steps of the public safety center.