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CHAPLAIN. A clergyman appointed to say prayers and perform divine service. Each house of congress usually appoints it own chaplain.

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After he was commissioned on Sunday he said: "It's a tremendous privilege to be licensed as a Police Chaplain. I'm really looking forward to working with the policing community and being able to help them when they need it most."
"He danced all night." The couple were particularly pleased that police chaplain Tom Evans conducted the blessing.
The private service included a tribute from Detective Inspector Karen Jaundrill and a homily from police chaplain Reverend Tony Hunt.
Angelicchio, who grew up in the city in upstate New York and served as the police chaplain for Syracuse from 1977 to 1999, told his parishioners last month that he would be taking a leave of absence.
As I began to think about what that means to us today, 500-plus years later, I kept coming back to my ministry as a congregational minister as well as a police chaplain. Moments of great wonder and awe filled my mind as I reflected on how many times there was only faith to see me or others through a situation.
However, all forces do employ some form of police chaplain, with around 650 working across police forces in the country.
A regular face as an usher at Christ Tabernacle, Ramos was studying to become a police chaplain.
Montgomery's official police chaplain does not seem to think that was an issue, either.
Police chaplain the Reverend Neil Galbraith said: "I was able to see from the outside.
Tom Nangle, a retired police chaplain, calls him a "one of my heroes" and a deeply spiritual man of integrity.