Lubbock city leaders called for unity and protection in the wake of the deaths of two of our public servants.

Chaplains for the Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock Fire Rescue delivered the invocation before Tuesday evening's city council meeting. Lieutenants Keith Woodard and Matt McGinnis prayed for healing after the deaths of Officer Nicholas Reyna and Lieutenant Eric Hill.

Police Chief Floyd Mitchell and Fire Chief Shaun Fogerson said they are humbled by the enormous support both departments have received.

"The people of Lubbock have been amazing," Chief Fogerson said. "The outpouring of support, it's been such a comfort to us as leaders. It's been a comfort to our departments, and the families have just been overwhelmed with the support we've received."

"It's truly about the men and women that are out there, on the streets and on the trucks each and every night," Chief Mitchell said. "We thank you for them."