How You Can Help the Families of Slain Baton Rouge Police Officers

A police officer is embraced after a vigil for the fatal attack on Baton Rouge policemen, at Saint John the Baptist Church in Zachary, Louisiana, July 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Jeffrey Dubinsky
A police officer is embraced after a vigil for the fatal attack on Baton Rouge policemen, at Saint John the Baptist Church in Zachary, Louisiana, July 17, 2016. REUTERS/Jeffrey Dubinsky

Support is pouring in after an attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday left three officers dead and three injured.

The shooting comes less than two weeks after Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge, and five police officers were shot and killed in Dallas.

Donors have come together to help the families of the slain policemen, BRPD officers Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald, and Brad Garafola.

“These attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one,” said President Barack Obama in a statement. “The officers in Baton Rouge…were part of our community, part of our country, with people who loved them and needed them, and who need us now ― all of us ― to be at our best.”

Here’s how you can help. 

1. Support The Families Of The Three Slain Officers

Nonprofit Planting Peace, a group that works on humanitarian aid and environmental initiatives, has started a CrowdRise campaign to support the families of the three police officers who were killed and the officers who were wounded on Sunday.

“While there is no way to make any of this right for the families of our fallen and injured officers, we want to do what we can to help them,” the page reads.

2. Help The Family Of Officer Montrell Jackson

A GoFundMe page was started in honor of 32-year-old BRPD officer Montrell Jackson who leaves behind a wife and infant son, according to the page. All funds will go directly to Jackson’s family.

“Montrell was a highly regarded police officer, and most importantly, a beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend,” the page reads. “Words cannot describe the devastation that we feel right now. Rest in peace, Montrell, you will always be our hero.”

To support the family of officer Montrell Jackson, donate here.

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SOURCE:  Sarah Grossman 
The Huffington Post