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Final preparations being made for Thursday's fallen officers memorial

7 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, July 27 2016 Jul 27, 2016 July 27, 2016 3:04 PM July 27, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The finishing touches are being put in place as Baton Rouge residents prepare to honor three officers killed in the line of duty on Thursday.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Loretta Lynch will both be in the Capital City on Thursday as the community comes together to honor its recently fallen officers.

The public service will start at 2 p.m. at Healing Place Church on Highland Road. A large turnout of public officials, including Biden and Lynch, is expected so security will be tight. Both Biden, Lynch and Gov. John Bel Edwards are expected to speak at the memorial.

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. to allow plenty of time for attendees to enter the church. Individuals planning on attending the memorial are instructed to leave large bags, backpacks, liquids and signs at home as they will not be allowed inside.

The memorial will honor the lives and services of officers Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola who died in the line of duty during July 17's tragic ambush shooting.

WBRZ will carry the events on all platforms including Facebook Live, WBRZ.com and live on Channel 2.

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