Zero tolerance for those who kill in our community. That was the theme Thursday night as families and law enforcement officials gathered at a Savannah church to remember local homicide victims.
Thursday's event marked the 23rd annual candlelight vigil hosted by The Voices of Homicide Victims Group. It took place at Greater Gaines Chapel A.M.E Church on May Street.
The Chatham County District Attorney's Office and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say the annual event is not just a time of reflection and healing, but also reassurance to the community that violent crimes will not be tolerated.
"We came here tonight to affirm our partnership between the police department and this community. We will not stop aggressively pursuing those who have murdered members of our community," said Major Larry Branson.
The district attorney's office says it also planning to host a December crime rally for the community.