A Facebook photo of a Louisiana woman praying with a cop has gone viral online in the wake of a deadly sniper incident that claimed the lives of five Dallas police officers.
In the photo, an African-American woman is seen holding hands and praying with a uniformed police officer during a traffic stop in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, WWBT reported. The two are standing with their heads bowed outside the open door of a car.
The woman, Kim Muyaka, posted the photo to Facebook on July 9 with the following caption, according to WWBT:
When God say move! God is not the Author of confusion ..All I felt when I touch and agreed with him is fear he was shaking but y'all...Violence is not the answer...Bible say pray w/o Ceasing I pray that God will cover this Police Officer .::and use his hands not to hurt or harm but to protect the citizens!
The post has gone viral with over 17,000 shares and 460 likes as of July 10.
The deadly shooting of five police officers in Dallas has prompted an outpouring of support for law enforcement not only in Texas but across the entire nation, according to the Associated Press.
In the wake of the shooting, people across the country have reportedly delivered flowers, coffee, pizza and cakes to their local police departments. They have also called and sent social media messages to police officers to express their support and thanks.
Many others stopped to chat with officers on the street and offered hugs.
"It's just been amazing," Dustin Dwight, a spokesman for Louisiana State Police Troop L, told The Times-Picayune on July 8, the AP reported. "Our guys can't go out this morning without getting stopped by people wanting to thank them."
The Dallas shooting occurred during a July 7 protest over the fatal police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana, which happened earlier in July.