The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Grief in Florida

David E. Imhoff, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Miami, gave the eulogy for two Miami-Dade police officers slain while executing a search warrant.

Some 12,000 police officers, families, residents and the state's governor attended the Jan. 24 service for Amanda Haworth and Roger Castillo at Miami's American Airlines Arena.

Haworth, a member of Grace, "left a young son who no longer has his mother," Imhoff said. "Amanda's family is extremely active. She was a very good police officer and a wonderful mother."

In addition to the city's fundraising work for those bereaved, "Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is also going to work with our Miami Lutheran churches on a fundraiser for the families," Imhoff said.


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