Caldwell was pleased to particiapte in helping officers from Precinct 4 feel some appreciation from their community after a local church organized an Honor the Blue event along with local businesses.
Each of the nearly 700 officers based out of Cypresswood Station received a vacuum-insulated, stainless steel tumbler etched with a prayer of protection and stuffed with thank you notes and coupons from local vendors.
“The men and women of law enforcement stand as a wall between the law-abiding and the lawless,” says John Greiner, pastor of Glorious Way Church. “We (the public) rarely see the personal sacrifice they make, but the recent attacks in Dallas and elsewhere really emphasized that. We wanted our officers to know that we really do appreciate them and pray for them.”
Psalm 91 is a common prayer of protection etched on the cup. “When these officers are having a rough day, we hope they see those words and feel our prayers,” Pastor Greiner says.
Harris County Constable Mark Herman attended the presentation of the cups this afternoon along with Houston Area Pastor’s Council President Dave Welsh. Locally-based RTIC brand cups are already popular among officers and were heavily discounted for the project. Caldwell Companies covered most of the etching costs, while franchises like Rudy’s BBQ, Whataburger, Panera Bread donated free menu items. Families kicked in, too, as did tax-preparer Molen and Associates.