The brutal attacks on police officers continued Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when six officers were shot, leaving three dead, one in critical condition, and two with non-life-threatening injuries.
The slain officers were:
Montrell Jackson, 32 – He had served on the Baton Rouge police force for 10 years, and had a 4-month-old son. A screenshot of what is reported to be Jackson’s final Facebook post on July 8 is shared below. Jackson said, “I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me. In uniform I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform some consider me a threat. I’ve experienced so much in my short life and these last 3 days have tested me to the core.”
Nine days later, Jackson would give his life protecting his city.
Matthew Gerald, 41 – Had served on the force for four months. He celebrated his 4th wedding anniversary just two weeks ago.
Brad Garafola, 45 – Deputy for East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Department for the past 24 years, a family man with four children ages 7-21. He was working a final shift before going on vacation with his family.
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