Houston man creates custom caskets for fallen Baton Rouge officers

Caskets donated for Baton Rouge officers

HOUSTON (KTRK/CNN) - It is a gift from the heart after an unthinkable tragedy.

A Houston-area company is donating custom caskets for three officers who were killed in Baton Rouge by a man targeting police.

Baton Rouge Police Department Corporal Montrell Jackson, Officer Matthew Gerald and Deputy Brad Garafola, Sr. of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were gunned down last Sunday.

Trey Ganem spent hours researching each fallen officer, speaking to each family in designing their loved ones' casket.

The caskets will be escorted from Texas to Baton Rouge on Thursday

"This is just heartbreaking that this happened but we want to try and help the families," Ganem said. "It's a lot of responsibility and it has to be passionate and it has to be perfect."

Ganem said he wanted to design and give away the caskets as a way of thanking the officers for their service.

Visitations and funeral services for the three officers will begin Thursday through Monday.

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