Community honors fallen Bay St. Louis officers at candlelight vigil

At Bay High School’s football stadium, the community shines a light on dark days, following the deaths of Bay St. Louis Police Sgt. Steven Robin and Officer Brandon Estorffe.

As field lights went out, candlelight took the place of darkness, symbolizing the light the community carries as law enforcement around the country are grieving the loss of two brothers in blue.

Prayers, hymns, tears and hugs provide comfort as the community gathered to celebrate the lives of the two Bay St. Louis officers killed in the line of duty Wednesday morning.

Blue ribbons were pinned on the chests of guests as sign of respect for the fallen officers and support of the law enforcement community for their daily sacrifice.

Bay St. Louis Police Toby Schwartz reminiscing on the lives of the two officers and how much they meant to the department.

Law enforcement officers from across the Coast showed their support for their brothers in blue. Bay High School Principal Amy Necaise said, “We all need just a little bit of peace and a little bit of comfort and to feel like we’re making each other feel better a little bit and we hope that we’re able to do that. Celebration and encouraging our community and the rest of the law enforcement agencies that we have here and across the Coast.”

Principal Necaise tell us she planned the vigil yesterday evening and there wasn’t an organization, group, or business who hesitated to create a safe place for the community to gather together.

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