GOSHEN, Ind. (AP): Hundreds of northern Indiana residents took part in a weekend rally to show their support for law-enforcement following a series of protests nationwide against police abuse.
Goshen residents gathered Saturday in drizzly weather outside the Elkhart County Courthouse, carrying signs reading “Support Our Police Officers” and “Standing With The Thin Blue Line.”
The Elkhart Police Department senior chaplain Jim Bontrager led the rally and gave a behind-the-scenes look at what police deal with every day.
Bontrager told the crowd that officers “see the worst of humanity over and over” during their patrols and police calls but they rarely get a thank-you from the public or the police brass.
Elkhart Police chaplain Jason Brooks says the public can't understand what officers face “until you enter their world.”