Posted: Jan 3, 2013 1:07 PM
Updated: Jan 3, 2013 4:42 PM
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE - The chaplain for the Baton Rouge City Constable's Office traveled to Newtown, Conn. after the Sandy Hook shootings to lend support in the wake of the tragedy.
Deputy Phillip Syas attended a candlelight vigil for the 26 victims, visited with the Newtown Police Department and spoke with several first responders in the community. He also had a special prayer with the Sandy Hook Fire Department, according to the Constable's Office.
Syas also left a token at a memorial near Sandy Hook Elementary, where the shooting took place, on behalf of the Constable's Office and the city of Baton Rouge.
The constable's office is also taking donations and auctioning off 20 stuffed bears to help raise money for the new Sandy Hook Elementary school. Donations can be made out to "Operation Safe Streets" and sent to the following address:
Operation Safe Streets
9207 Cortana Place
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Make sure to include a note the donations are for "Operation Sandy Hook".
News 2's Brittany Weiss will have more on the constable's outreach to Newtown tonight.
IMAGE: Baton Rouge Constable's Office