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At a community prayer event Tuesday in the parking lot of Lampasas Police Department, LHS grad Asiel Gary, right, shakes hands with Police Chief Sammy Bailey. Also pictured is Grace Fellowship Church Teaching Pastor Jeff Cockburn, (back center). Gary plans to organize a separate peaceful demonstration on Friday in Lampasas.

Tuesday's rally included prayers for safety for the community in general and for first responders.

Gary described the march planned for Friday as a chance to bring awareness to different types of injustices. He adding that, growing up in Lampasas, "We've always been united," and "there's not really been bad blood here," between different groups of citizens.