Community members gather for vigil to honor fallen police officer

‘An appeal to heaven’ was made a day after Clark County Sheriff’s Officer Detective Jeremy Brown was shot and killed in the line of duty

Members of the Clark County community came together for a prayer and vigil event Saturday evening, a day after the shooting death of Clark County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jeremy Brown.

An invitation for Saturday’s event was circulated on social media. It was entitled “An appeal to heaven.’’ The gathering was held at the Church of Truth, located at 7250 NE 41st. In Vancouver.

The invitation on social media read:

“Join us in honoring a fallen Clark County Deputy with a candlelight vigil. We are gathering to cover our first responders and community in prayer. This is a dark time in our county following this evil act as well as laws that prevent police from protecting citizens in many ways. Let’s come together and petition the Lord for Clark County.’’

It closed with the following scripture:

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’’ — John 15:13

The event included worship music, prayer and a candlelight moment. Speakers included Vancouver Police Department veteran Rey Reynolds and Heidi St. John, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Third Congressional District. Joe Kent, also a candidate for the Third Congressional District seat, was also in attendance.

Photos by Andi Schwartz.

Heidi St. John
Rey Reynolds
Heidi St. John
Rey Reynolds

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