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Security will be tight for fallen officers' funerals

7 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, July 20 2016 Jul 20, 2016 July 20, 2016 5:48 PM July 20, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Security will be extremely tight for the funerals of the fallen law enforcement officers, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police.

People were especially concerned about paying respects to the fallen officers during funeral processions and having a large concentration of law enforcement in one spot.

"Every event will be safe," Trooper Bryan Lee said. "There will be law enforcement presence at each event. There's going to be plenty of police officers attending these events as well."

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Hicks also said people will see a beefed up presence.

"We will be watching the situation closely, and have all of our agencies, local state and federal and agencies outside supplementing those forces," Hicks said.

This week, nearly 100 deputies from around the state were sworn in to help supplement patrols here.

Glenda Burnett wants to pay her respects but also wants to make sure everyone is safe.

"People want to go out and give support to the police officers, but a lot of them won't because they're scared," Burnett said. "You don't know what's going to happen."

Burnett is showing her support with a blue wreath on her front door. She's grateful for the law enforcement who patrol her neighborhood and is thinking about their families right now.

"We have to pray for one another and love one another," Burnett said.

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