Company donates caskets for 3 slain officers
BATON ROUGE - A former law enforcement officer who owns a casket-making business has designed and donated coffins for the funerals of three officers who were killed Sunday in Baton Rouge.
Trey Ganem is owner of Trey Ganem Designs in Edna, Texas. He said he felt like he had to do something for the officers after he heard about how they were ambushed Sunday by a man who police said was targeting law enforcement.
Ganem said that his employees spent hours researching each fallen officer and speaking to his family before designing his casket.
Among the designs: A Superman shield for the casket that will hold Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Montrell Jackson's body. Ganem said Montrell's wife said she "thought of him as Superman."
Also killed in the ambush were Officer Matthew Gerald of the Baton Rouge Police Department and Deputy Brad Garafola Sr. of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. Ganem said Gerald's casket would reflect his military background, but he didn't elaborate on the design during a quick telephone interview while he was driving.