Slain Officer Leaves Behind A Message That Will Break Your Heart
A devastating shooting in Baton Rouge over the weekend has renewed the grieving of police officer families in the country.
An armed man in Missouri ambushed officers near police headquarters. His rounds killed three officers and wounded three others. The shooter was later identified as Kevin Long from Kansas City, went on a killing spree to celebrate his 29th birthday.
One of the brave men killed in the line of duty was Officer Montrell Jackson. Just a few days before his killing, he left a Facebook message that is chilling message.
The intent of the shooter was clear. No one will be able to understand the racial situation that officer Jackson was in. Jackson was both black and an officer servering in one of the most racially charged cities in America.
His post reads:
“I’m tired physically and emotionally. Disappointed in some family, friends, and officers for some reckless comments but hey what’s in your heart is in your heart. I still love you all because hate takes too much energy but I definitely won’t be looking at you the same. Thank you to everyone that has reached out to me or my wife it was needed and much appreciated. 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. I’ve experienced so much in my short life and these last 3 days have tested me to the core. When people you know begin to question your integrity you realize they don’t really know you at all. Look at my actions they speak LOUD and CLEAR. Finally I personally want to send prayers out to everyone directly affected by this tragedy. These are trying times. Please don’t let hate infect your heart. This city MUST and WILL get better. I’m working 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.“
Our prayers go out to the grieving Jackson family, may God forever remember Officer Montrell Jackson, Amen.
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