Scene of deadly ambush becomes memorial to officers
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.
Emotional woman bringing flowers and balloons to memorial. Says 'it's to teach children kindness' pic.twitter.com/UHhx56jEfd— Michael Vinsanau (@MVinsanau) July 18, 2016
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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