NORTHPORT POLICE ATTEND SLAIN OFFICER’S FUNERAL IN BATON ROUGE
All three Baton Rouge police officers shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this month have been laid to rest.
Loved ones along with law enforcement agencies from all over the country said their goodbyes to Corporal Montrell Jackson on Monday.
One of those departments represented at his service is from right here in Tuscaloosa County.
Northport Police Chief Gerald Burton along with officer Tim Brown, Lt. Jerome Fields and Lt. Mark Glenn loaded up and made the six hour drive to Baton Rouge. Glenn says the experience is one he’ll carry with him from now on.
“Law enforcement is definitely a brotherhood. No one really knows what it’s like to wear the badge except for other police officers. it doesn’t matter what state or community we police in, we all face the same hardships and trials. He became a person and not just a face you see on TV. Seeing the aftermath of a tragic event like this, it really brings things home. To see his widow standing there in front of the casket with their toddler child knowing that child will grow up without a father. Knowing his father died a hero. It brings everything closer to home because it very well could be one of the officers here in the department’s family that we have to go through that sometime in the future.”
After attending their fallen brother’s funeral, Northport police officers are asking for citizens everywhere to help their local law enforcement in a world where it’s unsafe for anyone to let their guard down.
“Continue to pray for our police. for our community, and also to remember the city of Baton Rouge in their prayers because they have a lot of healing to do.”
Lt. Mark Glenn tells us officers from Tuscaloosa Police Department were also at Jackson’s service.