The Latest: Funeral Set for Slain Baton Rouge Deputy

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on shootings of six Baton Rouge police officers (all times local):

7:45 a.m.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office announced on his Twitter site Wednesday the funeral arrangements for Deputy Brad Garafola.

The sheriff’s office says visitation will begin at noon Saturday at the Istrouma Baptist Church. Services will start at 2 p.m. There will be no graveside service, but there will be a processional from the church to Greenoaks Funeral Home.

The sheriff’s office says the family requests that any flowers or arrangements be delivered to the church Saturday as the facility will not be open prior to that day.

A multi-agency memorial service for the fallen officers and deputy is in the planning stages for later next week.

Garafola and two Baton Rouge police officers were shot and killed Sunday during an ambush.

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2 a.m.

Baton Rouge residents were honoring three slain officers while searching for ways to prevent more violence like the city has endured recently.

Hundreds attended a rally Tuesday night supporting law-enforcement officers at police headquarters, about a mile from where the officers were shot to death Sunday morning.

Just down the street, on a corner across from the police station, black activist Redell Norman and a handful of supporters who have protested the police shooting of Alton Sterling held a smaller demonstration that included Black Lives Matters signs and forms for anyone who wanted to register to vote.

Faith and community leaders, black and white, also gathered at a Baton Rouge church Tuesday to discuss ways to improve police relations with black residents.

 

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