Law Enforcement Appreciation Service held at Santee Baptist

Published 10:12 am Monday, March 20, 2017

Santee Baptist Church held its 12th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Service recently on the church grounds in Bassfield.

The service was the vision of the church’s longtime pastor, Rev. Tony Bagley, who passed away in 2014. Bagley established the appreciation service with the hopes of honoring the community’s law enforcement officers and emergency responders while also building a better relationship between the young people of his church and the law enforcement community.

State and local law enforcers including highway patrol, sheriffs, deputies, game and fish, firemen, judges, district attorneys and political figures were in attendance.

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Guests were greeted by Pastor Seth Bond and Mrs. Tony Bagley.

Music was provided by church pianist Arvin Broom, Senator Joey Fillingane, Rep. Noah Sanford and the Gospel Grass Revival.

Guest speaker was the Mississippi Department of Safety Commissioner, Marshall Fisher. Also speaking were district attorney Hal Kittrell and Sen. Joey Fillingane.