Baton Rouge community pays respect to Master Trooper Adam Gaubert

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Dozens in the Baton Rouge community waved their flags during an early Saturday morning procession for Louisiana State Master Trooper Adam Gaubert, a 19 year veteran of the Louisiana State Police.

“I learned that you should honor the people that die for you,” nine-year-old Reid Vick said. “They make our community better and they keep us safe.” 

Elena Brazaru says she felt angry when she first saw the news of the tragic death of Master Trooper Adam Gaubert. 

“Master Trooper supported our community in service and deviated service at that,” Brazaru said.

She says it’s necessary for the community to share their condolences. 

 “And the ambush is just unthinkable to happen and we want to show him and the state troopers and the other law enforcement in this town that we support those who support our community,” she said.

Louisiana State Police say Gaubert was ambushed and killed in a patrol car in Ascension Parish.

Gaubert leaves behind two children.

Gerald Vick says it was important for him to bring his son to Saturday’s procession. 

“That’s my job to make sure that he is a respectful useful member of society,” he said.

The procession was followed by a funeral at St. George Catholic Church.

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