Baton Rouge, LA (KTRS) The man accused of the deadly ambush on police in Baton Rouge had ties to Missouri.
He has been identified as Gavin Eugene Long, whose last known address was in Kansas City. Three police officers were killed and three others wounded in the attack. Long was killed by law enforcement.
Meanwhile, the president of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police is responding to the attacks on police in recent days. In a released statement, Chris Southwood said “How many police funerals must occur before the American public finally says ‘enough is enough?’ Those involved in recent protests against the police should look at what happened in Louisiana and immediately and vehemently condemn these cold-blooded murders. A badge should not be a bulls-eye.”
Southwood added: “Just last week in neighboring Alabama, a state trooper helped a woman deliver a healthy baby along the interstate. As police officers we hope that child will grow up in a nation where mutual respect and service replace hatred and division. I urge everyone to pray for the victims and their families whose lives have been shattered by this unspeakable act of violence.”
Senator Claire McCaskill also released a statement:
“No matter the grievance, violence against our law enforcement can’t and won’t be tolerated. Acts of violence like this only push all of our communities further from each other, and from the solutions to the challenges we face – and I condemn these murders in the strongest possible terms.”