Memorial To Honor Fallen Baton Rouge Officers (WATCH)
A memorial service honoring the three fallen Baton Rouge police officers will be held at 2pm today at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge. Casey Rayborn Hicks with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says she knows there are people who want to show support that maybe didn’t feel comfortable attending the services, and this is a way for them to do that.
“This is really an opportunity for anyone in the community who wants to come out and offer their support and condolences and for us to unite together as a community,” Hicks said.
Vice President Joe Biden, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Governor John Bel Edwards will speak at the memorial. Hicks says this shows that their local, state, and federal counterparts are coming together in this community’s time of need.
“It’s important for our law enforcement family to know that they have the support and the backing of these officials. It’s a great way to give a national stage these men’s stories and their sacrifice,” Hicks said.
Hicks says the funerals for the three fallen officers were well attended and they anticipate a similar response for today’s memorial.
“People have come out and offered their condolences. We had law enforcement come from all 50 states to attend the funerals, and I think that Thursday will just be a continuation of that,” Hicks said.
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