Back the Blue

 In the wake of national tragedies targeting police officers in recent days and weeks, locals are adding prayer to the list of ways to support local law enforcement officers. A community wide prayer gathering has been organized to petition God’s help in protecting law enforcement officers. Duchesne County Pastor Dee Cairoli(Kai-Row-Lee) has helped organize the event after a member of his congregation approached him about holding a prayer meeting for local officers. “In just 24 hours we’ve had so many individuals and agencies ask to help and be part of this prayer gathering,” shares Pastor Dee, who says his heart is to pray for peace, protection, unity, strength, and comfort for officers nationwide and even internationally. “We’ve lost officers locally,” Says Pastor Dee. “We know what it is like and we can lift up a unified voice of prayer.” The gathering is basin wide, non political and is cross denominational including support from Baptist, Tribal, and LDS congregations and leadership in Duchesne County as well as others. All are invited to the gathering this Friday at the Old Mill Park in Roosevelt at 7:00pm.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.