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Mayor Broome announces July 17 as Law Enforcement Memorial Day

Mayor Broome announces July 17 as Law Enforcement Memorial Day
Mayor Broome announces July 17 as Law Enforcement Memorial Day
Published: Jul. 15, 2021 at 4:57 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has announced Saturday, July 17 Law Enforcement Memorial Day.

Saturday will mark the 5 year anniversary of the ambush of the six law enforcement officers, three of which lost their lives, and three are still recovering.

Baton Rouge Police Department lost two of their own Matthew Gerald and Montrell Jackson and East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office lost deputy Brad Garafola.

The 3 law enforcement officers injured are Chad Montgomery, Bruce Simmons, and Nick Tullier.

“May we never forget the sacrifices of Corporal Montrell Jackson, Officer Matthew Gerald, and Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola. I ask all of you to keep their loved ones in your prayers,” said Mayor Broome. “Please continue to pray for our officers who were injured: Deputies Nick Tullier and Bruce Simmons, and Detective Chad Montgomery.”

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