Police Officer Matthew Lane Gerald

Police Officer Matthew Lane Gerald

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, July 17, 2016

Matthew Lane Gerald

Police Officer Matthew Gerald, Corporal Montrell Jackson, and Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola, of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, 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.

Officer Gerald was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Baton Rouge Police Department for nine months. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son (who was born after his father was killed).

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 1100
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

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