First Baptist Church of Minden honored law enforcement officials and first responders in a special service Sunday morning. The Rev. Leland Crawford, along with the congregation, thanked them for their dedication and service to the community. During his sermon, he said faith, purpose and courage make a hero, and the men and women who serve and protect are everyday heroes. A representative of each department (fire, Minden police, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and emergency medical services) were presented a plaque from FBC Minden in appreciation of their service.