One of the Baton Rouge police officers killed Sunday wrote on Facebook just days ago how recent tensions with the community left him “tired physically and emotionally.”
“I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if the city loves me,” Officer Montrell Jackson, 32, a 10-year veteran of the force, wrote July 8.
“In uniform I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform some consider me a threat. . . . These last 3 days have tested me to the core,”
“These are trying times. 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.”
Jackson leaves behind a wife and 4-month-old son.