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Deputy Sheriff Bradford Allen Garafola | East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

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Bradford Allen Garafola

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 24 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola, Corporal Montrell Jackson, and Police Officer Matthew Gerald, both of the Baton Rouge Police Department, were shot and killed by a subject outside of a convenience store at 9611 Airline Highway shortly before 9:00 am.

Officers had received reports of a subject walking along the roadway carrying a rifle. As responding officers arrived in the area they were ambushed by the subject. Deputy Garafola, Corporal Jackson, and Officer Gerald were killed and three other officers were wounded, including one who was critically wounded.

The subject was shot and killed by other responding officers.

Deputy Garafola had served with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office for 24 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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Corporal Montrell Lyle Jackson
Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana
End of Watch: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Matthew Lane Gerald
Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana
End of Watch: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Cause: Gunfire

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Thank you for your service. The words that keep going through my mind are the words your Sheriff said at your funeral "

Brad ran toward danger... he did so to save his fallen brother... he died a hero,”

Thank you Deputy Garafola

Communication Special Michael Rutt
Longmont Emergency Communication Center
November 9, 2016

 

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