BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – July 17 has been proclaimed Law Enforcement Memorial Day by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.
The proclamation commemorates the fifth anniversary of the ambush of six law enforcement officers, including three who were killed, according to a news release from the mayor’s office.
“May we never forget the sacrifices of Corporal Montrell Jackson, Officer Matthew Gerald, and Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola. I ask all of you to keep their loved ones in your prayers,” said Mayor Broome. “Please continue to pray for our officers who were injured: Deputies Nick Tullier and Bruce Simmons, and Detective Chad Montgomery.”