Top U.S. officials will attend police memorial in Baton Rouge

Top U.S. officials will attend police memorial in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch are coming to Baton Rouge today to pay respects to the three officers shot and killed in the police ambush.

Biden and Lynch will speak at the memorial for the fallen officers.

Governor John Bel Edwards and relatives of the officers are also expected to speak.

It takes place at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge at 2 p.m.

On July 17, Baton Rouge police officers Matthew Gerald and Montrell Jackson, along with East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy Brad Garafola were gunned down by Gavin Long, who authorities say intentionally targeted law officers for assassination.

Their deaths have left the Baton Rouge community battling enormous pain, while calling for unity.

The officers were shot after days of protests in Baton Rouge over police killing Alton Sterling outside a Baton Rouge convenience store as he was pinned to the ground, and after police killed Philando Castile in Minnesota.

Before the officers were killed here in Baton Rouge, Dallas police came under attack by a lone gunman.

Law enforcement from all over the state is expected to be in attendance. New Orleans Police Department Supt. Michael Harrison said he plans to be among them.

The memorial service will stream live on fox8live.com.

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