On Tuesday, November 24, a Mercy Heart was presented to Houston Fire Station 62 in Houston, Texas, in honor of Houston Fire Department's Arson Investigator, Lemuel "DJ" Bruce (44), who was killed in the line of duty on October 16, 2020. Bruce was one of six investigators on surveillance when he was murdered almost in front of the fire station. He was married with 2 children.
A request for a Mercy Heart came from Marsha Froehlich, a member of LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Gabriel's (Messiah - Houston, Texas) Ministry team. Marsha has no connections with the Houston Fire Department, but the station that responded is down the street from her, and she felt that a Mercy Heart could be provided to that station and then on to the family.
Thank you cards made by children from Messiah Lutheran Church and members of Messiah helped Gabriel Comfort Dog's LCC K-9 Ministry team make the presentation.