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Police department shares moving photo of kids praying for father’s safe return after Baton Rouge shooting

Posted at 8:40 AM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 08:40:28-04

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – In wake of the Baton Rouge shootings that killed three law enforcement officers and wounded three others, the Indianapolis Metro Police Department posted a stirring photo of two kids praying for their father’s safe return before he headed to work.

The photo shows the two kids dressed in pieces of their father’s uniform in front of an IMPD vehicle.

The photo is accompanied by the caption, “praying their father and all police officers return home safely.”

On the same day the photo was posted, the police department also announced that they are investigating a threat made against their officers on social media.