Law enforcement officers in our country have remained largely silent on an individual level when it comes to talking about the suspicion and hatred mounting against them every day. But one black officer felt compelled to speak out on Facebook after the Dallas attack.
Baton Rouge Officer Montrell Jackson wrote, "I’m tired physically and emotionally. Disappointed in some family, friends, and officers for some reckless comments but hey what’s in your heart is in your heart.
"Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me or my wife it was needed and much appreciated. I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me. In uniform I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform some consider me a threat," he added. "When people you know begin to question your integrity you realize they don’t really know you at all. Look at my actions they speak LOUD and CLEAR."
He concluded, "Please don’t let hate infect your heart. This city MUST and WILL get better. I’m working in these streets, so any protesters, officers, friends, family, or whoever, if you see me and need a hug or want to say a prayer. I got you."
Yesterday morning, Montrell lay dead on the pavement of the city he loved, gunned down by another hate-filled anti-cop racist.
Montrell's big sister Joycelyn Jackson was in church when she found out.
“It’s coming to the point where no lives matter,” she mourned.
32-year-old Montrell leaves behind a wife and newborn son. A GoFundMe page has been setup to help his family.
Please pray for Montrell's family and for the other victims of this violence. Please pray for a hedge of protection around those who sacrifice so much to serve and protect us.