BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A crowd gathered outside the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters Saturday night, but this time, with a very different message from some previous protests.
This group stood shoulder to shoulder lighting candles for a vigil remembering fallen officers, Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald, and Brad Garafola, who were killed on Sunday, July 17 in an ambush shooting. For some in the crowd, the loss hit very close to home. One woman says her father was an officer also killed in the line of duty.
"It's going to be a long grieving period. I remember it quite well. Every time and officer is killed, it kind of brings it all back to me, and I was only 12 at the time, but the main thing I remember the most is how Baton Rouge came together for my families," said Marcia Banister.
The group at BRPD headquarters said they wanted to show love and support to the grieving families left behind.