Yesterday in Modesto, California many members of the law enforcement community were brought together along with their families and friends by the 10-11 Network for a special premiere screening of the new movie Courageous.
Courageous is a faith based movie about men in the law enforcement field and the struggles that they face in their work and their home lives.
Here is some information about the movie from Wikipedia:
"Courageous is a Christian drama film produced by Sherwood Pictures and was released to theaters on September 30, 2011. It is the fourth film by Sherwood Pictures, the creators of Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof. Filming in Albany, Georgia concluded in June 2010. The film was marketed by Provident Films, which also marketed their previous films.
The film was directed by Alex Kendrick, who co-wrote its screenplay with his brother Stephen Kendrick. Kendrick also stars in the film, along with Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, and former running-back Tony Stallings. About half of the cast and crew were volunteers from Sherwood Baptist Church, while the remainder were brought on through invitation-only auditions.
Courageous opened well at the box office, grossing $2,000,000 in pre-sales and an estimated $8,800,000 opening weekend. Both numbers are significantly higher than its $1,000,000 budget. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics..."
The 10-11 Network is a Modesto based support group for members of law enforcement. Here is some information about the group from their facebook page:
"10-11 Network is comprised of Christian cops and friends and family who are committed to the principles of law and justice and to supporting those on the front lines who serve and protect our communities. We are not so much a 'company' but more of a community. Our goal is to create a place where Christian cops can feel at home with exploring the Gospels of Jesus Christ by way of the profession of law enforcement.
10-11 Network was developed to reach law enforcement and public safety personnel to share the power of connecting with others in the profession. The original idea was to develop a Christian ministry for cops to promote fellowship and a closer relationship to Christ and how He works in our lives. So many possibilities came from the discussion that the 10-11 Network was formed as the building block for other 10-11 components. 10-11 Network is the foundation for future growth in three phases; ministry, projects and consulting.
Why "10-11"? 10-11 is cop talk for 'officer needs back-up'. Using the 10-11 code as a means to reach out to other officers, the 10-11 Network also connects officers looking to assist in other ways, primarily in the community and through outreach."
Modesto News .org the only news agency at the movies premier to bring you this footage of the night and interviews with the Director of 10-11 Network Charlie Grom, Modesto Police Chief Mike Harden, and the Sheriff of Stanislaus County Adam Christianson.
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