Mayor-President " I thank our men and women who put their lives on the line every day"

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today issued a statement on the anniversary of the fatal ambush on Baton Rouge law enforcement.

“One year after the fatal shooting of our brave Baton Rouge Police officers Matthew Gerald and Montrell Jackson, and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Garafola, we are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice many of our uniformed officers all too often pay when serving our communities. I ask that we continue to honor those lives lost serving and protecting us by coming together as a city and moving forward in solidarity. On behalf of the great citizens of Baton Rouge, I thank our men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe.”   

Mayor-President Broome has also ordered all flags on city-parish grounds to be flown at half-staff today in honor of the officers.


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