Deputy Sheriff Bradford Allen Garafola, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Bradford Allen Garafola, Sr.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bradford Allen Garafola, Sr.

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.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 0410

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush, overtime

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Thank you for everything you did to serve. Only the strong go down fighting. You risked your life to help another officer and died because if your selflessness. I remember when I saw the officers dead and others wounded on news. We were driving back from Florida and I was so shocked that my hometown was attacked. Rest In Peace. I remember you everyday and always thank your sacrifice.

Blue-Backing Citizen Sean Murphy

July 27, 2017

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