The last of the three Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers who were killed last week in the line of duty is scheduled to be buried during funeral services Monday morning. Montrell Jackson's funeral follows two others held over the past weekend for his fallen colleagues.
Jackson, 32, was killed July 17 in Baton Rouge when a shooter fatally ambushed him and two of his colleagues just 10 days after a sniper in Dallas targeted police officers there, killing five and leaving a nationwide sense of unease among law enforcement and the communities they police.
His funeral services are set to begin around 10:30 a.m. are scheduled to be held at the Living Faith Christian Center in Baton Rouge. To watch a live stream of the event, you can click here, watch live on Facebook.
The 10-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department will be remembered in part for posting a moving plea on Facebook in the wake of two officers on the city's police force shooting an unarmed black man who had already been subdued. The entire episode was captured on video and went viral after Alton Sterling was shot and killed July 5.
"I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me. In uniform I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform some consider me a threat . . . These are trying times," Jackson wrote in part on the social media network. "Please don’t let hate infect your heart. This city must and will get better. I’m working in these streets so any protesters, officers, friends, family, or whoever, if you see me and need a hug or want to say a prayer. I got you."
Gavin Eugene Long killed Jackson and two other officers and wounded two others before police returned fire and killed him. Long was purportedly exacting revenge for Sterling's death. Sterling was killed one day before Philando Castile was shot and killed by police in a Minneapolis suburb, leading to the protests in Dallas the following day, when Micah Johnson targeted police officers there, killing five and injuring nine more. Those were the killings that led Jackson to issue his Facebook plea exactly one week before Long killed him.