Murdered Baton Rouge Officer: ‘I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me’
Murdered Baton Rouge Officer Montrell Jackson: ‘I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me’
Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson was assassinated on Sunday in the assassination of three police officers in Baton Rouge. Just about one week ago, Officer Jackson had made a touching Facebook post about the false rhetoric about police officers.
Officer Montrell Jackson’s Facebook:
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 who 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 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
Officer Jackson left behind a wife and newborn. Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Jackson’s family.
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