Support the Baton Rouge Police Officers
In what has already been a violent and difficult month, we are saddened to hear of another violent shooting, this time against police officers in Baton Rouge. On Sunday, July 17th, three police officers were killed, and three more were injured by a lone shooter in Louisiana.
Brad Garafola was a 24 year veteran of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office who leaves behind a wife and four children. Garafola was seldom seen without at least one of his children, and has been described as the “epitome of a peace officer.”
Matthew Gerald, a father of two, joined the Baton Rouge Police Department after serving in the Army and Marine Corps, which included three deployments to Iraq. He was a huge Louisiana State University football fan and enjoyed bass fishing.
Montrell Jackson, a 10 year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department, celebrated the birth of his son just four months ago. Jackson is described by his father-in-law as a “gentle giant” who was “always about peace.”
At a time where the world needs unity and togetherness to heal, more violence is not the answer. In the words of fallen officer Montrell Jackson, “These are trying times. Please don’t let hate infect your heart.” Instead, please help us raise funds to support the officers and their families in this time of need.
The Razoo Foundation is raising funds to support the victims of this terrible tragedy. We are currently working with multiple agencies to determine the most effective and transparent way to ensure the maximum impact of donations.