Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola, Corporal Montrell Jackson, and Police Officer Matthew Gerald, both of the Baton Rouge Police Department, were shot and killed by a subject outside of a convenience store at 9611 Airline Highway shortly before 9:00 am.
Officers had received reports of a subject walking along the roadway carrying a rifle. As responding officers arrived in the area they were ambushed by the subject. Deputy Garafola, Corporal Jackson, and Officer Gerald were killed and three other officers were wounded, including one who was critically wounded.
The subject was shot and killed by other responding officers.
Deputy Garafola had served with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office for 24 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.
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