Joy Break: Officer Prays for Students, Staff and Nation at Flagpole Each Day

By Nancy Flory Published on March 12, 2020

When we turn on our televisions or smart phones we are bombarded with news that brings us down. Where are all the good stories? They’re still there. Here’s one that we hope will bless you.

An off-duty police and school resource officer in Wynne, Arkansas, prays each day for the students in his care, his family and the nation.

Officer DeAndra Warren’s daughter, De’Andria, posted the image on Facebook because she wanted to show that there are good officers out there, especially her dad. “It means a lot to me because his passion and love for the students is hard to explain,” she told Fox News. “His actions show it all. Every student is like another son or daughter to him because he treats them as his own child.”

Warren has worked for the Wynne Police Department for seven years, the last five as a school resource officer, protecting hundreds of children. 

“I’ve been praying for the students ever since I started being a SRO,” Warren told THV 11 News, “but I started last year standing at the flagpole. I don’t do it to be seen but I do it to glorify my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To God be the Glory!”

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Warren felt led by the Holy Spirit to pray for the staff and children in the school district. “2 Chronicles 7:14 says: ‘If my people, which are call by name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear  from heaven, and will heal their land.'”

Besides working as a school resource officer, Warren is a minister at Tabernacle of Faith New Testament Church, where he also plays the drums.


Nancy Flory is an associate editor at The Stream. You can follow her @NancyFlory3, and follow The Stream @Streamdotorg.

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