PHOTOS: Funeral and procession of Officer Matthew Gerald
Images from News 2 viewers and WBRZ.com viewers poured in via social media networks on Friday when Baton Rouge Police Department Officer Matthew Gerald was laid to rest.
The officer was shot and killed during the gunfight that unfolded at an Airline Highway business on the morning of Sunday, July 17th.
A massive turnout appeared at Healing Place church where the viewing and funeral for Officer Gerald were held. The funeral procession took the interstate to arrive at his final resting place at Louisiana National Cemetary.
He is survived by a wife of four years along with two daughters aged three and nine.
Visitation and funeral services for East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Garafola will follow on Saturday. The other BRPD officer killed during the ambush shooting, Montrell Jackson, will be buried on Monday.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Victim's family frustrated by three-year delay in latest sex crime accusation involving...
Dirt pile cleared from cemetery, headstones found after 2 On Your Side...
'Mass chaos': Witness describes panic after gunfire erupted at high school graduation
Amid flood of criticism, Louisiana State Police launches new unit to investigate...
Police: 3 bystanders shot, another victim trampled after gunfire erupted at Hammond...
Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
VIDEO: Former Saints and Tiger Devery Henderson talks about the difference between...
New NCAA rules tweak opens door for more SEC dominance
VIDEO: Devery Henderson Talk about Bluegrass Miracle and the Saints "Rebirth game"
VIDEO: Former Tigers and Saints receiver Devery Henderson talks with Corey Rholdon...