Local police wives organize vigil for Dallas officers

vigil1 Police gather around wreaths after the vigil organized by police wives in Washington, D.C. for the shootings of police officers in Dallas. (Darcy Spencer/NBC Washington)
vigil2 A vigil was held Saturday, July 9, 2016, in front of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. for the shootings of police officers in Dallas. (NBC Washington/Darcy Spencer)
vigil3 Wives of police officers organized a vigil Saturday in Washington, D.C., for the officers who were killed in Dallas. (NBC Washington/Darcy Spencer)

WASHINGTON — A small group gathered at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at Judiciary Square for a candlelight vigil Saturday evening in honor of the fallen Dallas officers who were killed earlier this week.

United for Blue, a group that supports law enforcement, organized the vigil. The names of the five officers killed in Dallas by a sniper were read aloud, and there was a moment of silence and a prayer.

NBC Washington’s Darcy Spencer reports that the leaders of the vigil were women married to local police officers who wanted to do something to show their support for the Dallas officers.

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