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Wife of fallen police officer gives out school supplies at Baton Rouge school

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The wife of a fallen Baton Rouge Police officer teamed up with her husband's police squad to spread an important message Friday. 

The group handed out school supplies to children that came from money raised by a woman who just wanted to do something for the officers' families.

"I don't actually know that many police officers but I know what it's like to lose somebody in the community and you want to do something to show your support for the family and just to feel good," said Chelsea Borruano. 

When Borruano saw the news of the ambush shooting on July 17 that killed three officers, she started raising money to give to the families.  

"Of course it's a bigger issue here, we all know that but also these people they lost their husbands they lost their sons they lost their fathers and brothers and that's really what my goal was just to focus on that focus on these families," Borruano said. 

One of them, Trenisha Jackson, lost her husband that day and took her part of the money that Chelsea raised and bought school supplies for the children of Bernard Terrace Elementary, where she used to work.  

La. School Supplies gave the women the supplies at cost to help them get as many as they possibly could. 

"I wanted to help the parents, take a little load off for them by donating school supplies," Jackson said.

"Making sure the ready for the first day of school means the world to the students," said Demetric Alexander, principal at Bernard Terrace. 

However, Friday really was not just about school supplies. There is another lesson being taught here, a promise being fulfilled. 

When Officer Montrell Jackson lost his life along with two other officers, his squad promised his wife at his funeral that they would be there for her and they continued that effort Friday.

Jackson said she wanted to give back to the children at the school where she used to work and in turn teach them a lesson about police. 

"It makes me feel so good because a lot of people think police officers are bad and they're not all bad," Jackson said. "I just want kids to know they can count on the police they can look at the police and they can look up to the police and one day they could be the police."

"I think that it makes things a little clearer for the students for them to understand that the police officers are safe people and that they are our community helpers so this is been a great example of that just relieve some of that anxiety but they're coming to school with," Alexander said. 

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