Slain Baton Rouge Deputy To Be Laid To Rest Over The Weekend
East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Garafola died last Sunday when he was shot in the ambush carried out by Gavin Long. Garafola’s funeral will happen on Saturday.
According to our news partners at KATC, the funeral will happen at the Istrouma Baptist Church at 10500 Sam Rushing Drive in Baton Rouge. Visitation will begin at noon with the services following at 2:00 p.m. While there will be no graveside service, there will be a processional from Istrouma to Greenoaks Funeral Home.
Garafola was one of three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers who lost his life on Sunday. BRPD officers Matthew Gerald and Montrell Jackson were also killed. 41-year-old East Baton Rouge Parish Deputy Nicholas Tullier continues to fight for his life.
51-year-old Bruce Simmons and another deputy have been treated for non-life threatening injuries. Simmons was released on Monday.