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Marana Police attend funeral of fallen Baton Rouge officer

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 16:01:03-04

Members of the Marana Police Department attended the funeral of Corporal Montrell Jackson Monday.

Jackson was killed in the line of duty on July 17 on Airline Highway when a gunman opened fire.

Officer Matthew Gerald and Deputy Brad Garafola were also killed in the incident. 

Marana Police wrote the following on their Facebook page:

"Came with a heavy heart but left with HOPE and LOVE as we celebrated the life of Corporal Montrell Jackson. Corporal Jackson posted a comment on FB shortly before his death that stated:

'Please don't let hate infect your heart, THIS CITY MUST AND WILL GET BETTER.'

What a great message for America. Things are going to get better!"