The past few weeks have seen heightened tensions and an outpouring of violence following Alton Sterling’s death. In the latest horrible development, Gavin Long reportedly launched an attack on police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He killed three officers and injured several more before police shot and killed him. Authorities believe more gunmen may be at large, and the investigation continues while social media takes time to reflect upon the officer victims.
So much has happened in the past few weeks with the Baton Rouge attack following shortly after the Dallas Police shooting. Then, the nation gathered around Chief David Brown, whose own tragic history shone a light on how he was the best equipped person to lead his city (and the nation) through difficult times. Now, another officer’s reflections may break your heart.
Montrell Jackson is the first identified slain officer from today’s Baton Rouge tragedy. At age 32, he became a first-time father in March. Montrell was a 10-year-veteran of the Baton Rouge PD and adored his job until recently. He penned a Facebook post amid the ongoing clashes between police and protesters. In doing so, Jackson revealed how difficult he found his last days on the force: