Letter: Thank you to Roark, Dennis for speaking with Sumter Ministers


I want to thank Chief Russell Roark and Sheriff Anthony Dennis for speaking to the Sumter Ministers group, as noted in The Sumter Item's Oct. 15 edition.

Our group was formed in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder to build bridges of understanding in our community. We sought to have our chief and sheriff share with us so we might better understand the burden our law enforcement servants carry. I was impressed by the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of both gentlemen. At the conclusion of our meeting, we were able to pray over both these men.

Sumter is privileged to have Chief Roark and Sheriff Dennis leading our law enforcement agencies.


Lead pastor

Alice Drive Baptist Church