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Mothers in Charge, Job Corps youth thank police officers on 'Day of Peace'

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Mothers in Charge and Job Corps Youth traveled throughout Kansas City on Wednesday, thanking police officers and praying for their protection. (Natalie Davis/KCTV5) Mothers in Charge and Job Corps Youth traveled throughout Kansas City on Wednesday, thanking police officers and praying for their protection. (Natalie Davis/KCTV5)
Mothers in Charge and Job Corps Youth traveled throughout Kansas City on Wednesday, thanking police officers and praying for their protection. (Natalie Davis/KCTV5) Mothers in Charge and Job Corps Youth traveled throughout Kansas City on Wednesday, thanking police officers and praying for their protection. (Natalie Davis/KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

The metro area has been filled with violence recently, but on Wednesday, it was all about peace. 

Mothers in Charge and Job Corps youth traveled throughout Kansas City on Wednesday, thanking police officers and praying for their protection. 

"We want you all to have peace," said Rosilyn Temple of Mothers in Charge. "We love you all and we care about you all. We can all join hands because we're going to pray for peace in our city today." 

Kansas City police captain Dan Haley said the support increases morale for the police department. 

“Unfortunately we hear so many negative things, it really lowers morale," Haley said. "But to have young people especially come out and say hey, we support our KCPD, we just love that. It really does so much to boost our morale.”

Temple says the Mothers in Charge group is just working to bring peace to the community and keep police officers safe. 

“We want them to be able to be safe in our community where they’re fighting to keep down violence, homicides," Temple said. 

One such homicide impacted the family of Gaye Weston. 

Weston is still coping with the murder of her son Brandon. She badly wants to see peace in Kansas City. 

“Killing our babies, killing our loved ones, and don’t even care about it, you know," Weston said. "I just pray that God just heals our city.”

Part of the healing will undoubtedly come from police working to stop the violence and bringing justice for crimes already committed. 

"It's really really comforting and reassuring to see the support that the community has for us and it's probably one of the funnest things I've experienced with the PD in a while," said Kansas City police major Joe McHale. 

Mothers In Charge will continue to work with moms who have lost loved ones to violence. 

They call more than 80 families a week to check in on them and offer support. 

On Wednesday, they plan to give blankets and other gifts to the parents of Montell Ross, 8, and Jayden Ugwuh, 9.

They were killed in a double shooting in mid-August. 

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