The Bruce Federated Church, Bruce WI (in a Charge/Parish called Northern Disciples Cooperative Ministry) hosted the Rusk County Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner on August 21st in the Fellowship Hall of the Church. They served about 35 people (officers and families), plus 6 carry-outs for those working at the sheriff’s office that evening. The sit-down meal included spaghetti and meat balls, and cake and ice cream.

The Martha Circle (women’s Group) made each of the 50 officers in Rusk County a Survival Kit for Law Enforcement Officers, which included “Lifesavers” to remind them of the many times they have been one; “Smarties” to give them wisdom for split second decisions; “Starbursts” for the burst of energy they need; and more. This was their prayer for the officers:

Almighty God we pray to you
In heaven up above
Watch over our dear police officers
And protect them with your love.

Please guide them as they keep us
safe both day and night
And hold them firmly in your care
should danger come their way.

Give them true strength and courage
As they serve til duty's end
And one more thing to ask dear Lord
Protect their family and their friends.