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EBRSO travels to DC to honor fallen officers for National Police Week

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WASHINGTON, DC (WAFB) -

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, along with others in the office, traveled to Washington, DC this week to honor Lt. Shawn Anderson, who was killed in the line of duty in March of 2017.

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The National Law Enforcement Memorial was held on Tuesday, May 15. Sheriff Gautreaux posted the following statement on Facebook on Monday:

After more than 40 years in law enforcement, 27 as Chief of Police and more than a decade as East Baton Rouge Sheriff, these past few years have been the hardest ever.

Until two years ago, it had been almost 30 years since the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office had a deputy killed tragically and violently in the line of duty. That all changed in July 2016 when Dy. Brad Garafola and BRPD Cpl. Montrell Jackson and Officer Matthew Gerald were killed. Eight months later we lost Lt. Shawn Anderson in the line of duty.

Last year, I traveled to the National Law Enforcement Memorial to honor the sacrifice of Dy. Brad Garafola and others. This year, we return to honor and remember Lt. Shawn Anderson and all the men and women that have given the ultimate sacrifice across our country.

We will never forget these brave servants; and we will be forever grateful. I pray that no other name would be added to this memorial.

Please join with me this National Police Week, and every day, in honoring the men and women that dedicate their lives to protect and serve. God bless and watch over each and every one of them!

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