Local Law Enforcement Honored for Their Service

Bishop Sirba lead the blessing of squad cars.

DULUTH, Minn. – Men and women in law enforcement in the Northland make big sacrifices every day to protect the community

The diocese hosted its annual Blue Mass to pay tribute to those men and women.

People of all faiths joined in on those efforts.

Following the mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, the Diocese lead a blessing of vehicles outside of Stella Maris Academy to offer protection to those who work so hard to protect us.

Bishop Paul Sirba says this annual event is also a simple thank you.

“I think its just from our hearts that we want to express our gratitude for these people who put their lives on the line every day and service to us in our local community,” said Bishop Sirba.

In a time when there can be a lot of opposition to police, the Duluth police department hopes this event spreads a message of unity.

“People need to understand this can be contagious. They need to get together. They need to say okay we love our police. We are sick of the war on police. We need our police officers out there to protect communities and keep everything safe,” said Sgt. Ryan Morris.

Bishop Sirba also says he hopes this encourages Stella Maris students to recognize those keeping our community protected.

Duluth Police and the St. Louis county Sheriff’s department were among the law enforcement agencies in attendance.



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