ST. CLOUD - Nearly 100 people gathered at Abounding Joy Lutheran Church this morning (Sunday) for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Law enforcement officials were recognized by Pastor Tom Wright at the end of their Sunday morning worship service.

The church thought it was a good time to start a law enforcement appreciation day. Church member Steve Jacobson says there is a lot of negative news surrounding law enforcement right now and a lot of the good things they do is often forgotten.

Any active or retired law enforcement were invited to come to the service. The entire congregation prayed for and thanked the law enforcement officials for their service.

(Law Enforcement Appreciation Day) Chrissy Gaetke, WJON