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Memorial Service for Fallen Officers (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: 2016-07-29

Duration: 00:07:36

Subjects: Shooting of Baton Rouge police officers, 2016 | Baton Rouge Police Department | East Baton Rouge Parish (La.). Sheriff's Office | Law Enforcement | EDMONSON, MIKE | Edwards, John Bel | Biden, Joseph R.


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Fontenot, Jodie Editor
  • Garafola, Tonja Speaker
  • Gerald, Deicha Speaker
  • Jackson, Trenisha Speaker
  • Edmonson, Mike Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Biden, Joe Speaker


This segment from the July 29, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features highlights from a memorial service held in honor of the three Baton Rouge police officers killed in the line of duty during a July 17th ambush. It includes speeches by: Tonja Garafola, the widow of Deputy Brad Garafola; Dechia Gerald, the widow of Officer Matthew Gerald; Trenisha Jackson, the widow of Corporal Montrell Jackson; Colonel Mike Edmonson, the Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police; Governor John Bel Edwards; and Vice President Joe Biden. Host: Charlie Whinham