BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - On Wednesday, March 22, Governor John Bel Edwards ordered the flags of the United States and State of Louisiana to be flown at half staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings to honor Sgt. Shawn Anderson.
The flags are to be flown at half staff until sunset on Thursday, March 23, when Anderson will be laid to rest.
Anderson, an 18-year veteran of EBRSO, was shot and killed while on duty on Saturday, March 18.
"Sgt. Anderson was a cop's cop who committed his life to serving the people of Louisiana and fighting to make our communities safer. There wasn't a challenge that Sgt. Anderson wouldn't confront. Over his many years of public service, he saved lives and changed the lives of many in the East Baton Rouge community," said Gov. Edwards. "Donna and I continue prayer for his family, as well as his follow officers, who are mourning his death and celebrating the life he lived."