Two of the three police officers killed in a shootout that got a total of six or seven or eight officers(conflicting figures from different tabloids) shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been identified as Montrell Jackson, 32 (African-American) a new Dad and a ten-year veteran who celebrated his 10th anniversary with the police force a month ago and Matthew Gerald, 41 (Caucasian) a former Marine who joined the Baton Rouge police force a year ago.
Montrell Jackson is described as a dedicated cop and was once injured trying to save a toddler from a burning building. He also just recently posted about violence on facebook. (See after the cut)
Matthew Gerald was a married father-of-two who had been working on his own for just 12 days before he was killed on Sunday morning.