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Scene of deadly ambush becomes memorial to officers

5 years 10 months 5 days ago Monday, July 18 2016 Jul 18, 2016 July 18, 2016 10:31 AM July 18, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The B Quick convenience store where a man from Missouri ambushed and killed three law enforcement officers Sunday has become an emotional memorial to the victims.

Monday morning, police officers from other jurisdictions prayed among flowers left at the scene. Citizens brought their children to leave flowers, too. One woman accompanied by two young children broke down as she and the kids left flowers at the base of a sign outside the store at the corner of Airline Highway and Old Hammond Highway.

BRPD officers Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald along with sheriff's deputy Brad Garafola died when Gavin Long, 29, opened fire as officers arrived to calls of Long walking around masked with a gun near Hammond Aire Plaza just after 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Three others – two deputies and a city police officer – were shot and injured.

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