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Three Baton Rouge Police Officers Killed (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-07-22

Duration: 00:07:52

Subjects: Shooting of Baton Rouge police officers, 2016 | Mass shootings | Police murder | Baton Rouge Police Department | East Baton Rouge Parish (La.). Sheriff's Office | Law Enforcement


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Gautreaux, Sid Speaker
  • Dabadie, Carl Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Obama, Barack Speaker
  • Chambers, Gary Interviewee


This segment from the July 22, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the shooting of six Baton Rouge police officers on July 17th in an ambush by a gunman from Kansas City, Missouri. Whinham reports that three officers were killed and three others were wounded. This report includes: a remembrance of the fallen officers, Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald of the Baton Rouge Police Department and Brad Garafola of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office; East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie, and Governor John Bel Edwards speaking at a press conference following the shooting; highlights from President Barack Obama’s address to the nation following the shooting; an interview with Gary Chambers, the publisher of the Rouge Collection and a family friend of Alton Sterling; and highlights from vigils in Baton Rouge.