Shreveport Church Hold Red Mass For Officers, Judges and Lawyers

Law enforcement plays an important role in our community, a job many want God to be involved in.

Every year judges, lawyers and law enforcement officers from across the community gather to ask God's blessing and guidance for the work they do everyday.

A procession of law enforement from across the state filed into the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in downtown Shreveport around 9 am Friday morning for the annual Red Mass.

Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says this day has a special meaning after Texas DPS Trooper Scott Burns died in the line of duty earlier this week.

"For us that are on the front lines and there's that danger everyday, but also for the judges for the tremendous decisions that they have to render everyday."

Sheriff Prator says the Red Mass is for anyone in the criminal justice system.

He says everyyear more and more people attend the mass.