BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - In the aftermath of an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy being shot and killed during an investigation late Saturday night, officials from Louisiana and across the country have offered their condolences as news of this tragedy continues to spread.
Governor John Bel Edwards tweeted, "Such a tragic event last night in Baton Rouge. Donna & I are praying for the family of the @EBRSheriff killed in the line of duty."
During a press conference at the scene, EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said:
On Sunday morning, Weston Broome also tweeted:
She also released the following statement Sunday afternoon:
State Representative Ted James also tweeted out condolences by saying, "Veronica and I are praying for the family of our slain EBR Sheriff Deputy. May God heal our community."
Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson released a statement saying:
Congressman Cedric Richmond released a statement saying:
Congressman Garret Graves made a post on Facebook saying:
State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle issued this statement:
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