Slain Baton Rouge Officer, Montrell L. Jackson Wrote About Difficulties Of Being A Cop

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The day after five Dallas officers were shot and killed in an ambush, Baton Rouge Officer Montrell L. Jackson took to Facebook to describe the difficulties of being a police officer, according to the New York Times.

“I’m tired physically and emotionally,” Officer Jackson wrote. “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. I’ve experienced so much in my short life and these last 3 days have tested me to the core.”

Jackson was one of three officers fatally shot Sunday in Baton Rouge – the latest in a string of high-profile incidents involving police in the last two weeks.Jackson is survived by his wife and a son born just this year. He began working for the Baton Rouge Police Department in 2006, according to the report. Read the full Facebook post, below:

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