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By LUCINDA HOLT

Sarah Hale said Monday afternoon’s Back the Blue event surpassed her expectations as a crowd of about 100 prayed in front of the Lubbock Police Department.

The idea for the event, Hale said, came from her online Bible study group, where members participated in “Back the Blue Day,” an event she said spans nationwide as people are encouraged to support law enforcement.

“I posted it on Facebook with a goal of 10 families in mind,” she said, standing among a growing crowd in front of the police station at 10th Street and Texas Avenue.