Baton Rouge community encouraging others to 'Back the Blue'

Three days have passed since the ambush killing of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The community is still rallying around law enforcement and calling for an end to the violence.

At Airline and Hammond where the officers were killed, the memorial is growing.  Yesterday we told you about New Jersey police chaplain Bob Ossler.  He came down south when the Dallas officers were shot.

He still hasn't gone home. He's been out in the intense heat praying with people since early Monday morning.  Also today, we saw Baton Rouge ER workers Amy Delaney and Dr. Effie Branton putting up a homemade "back the blue" sign on the police department headquarters.

"I was laying in bed last night upset that people aren't making more of a fuss about these fallen officers.  So I got up and I pulled out a roll of packing paper and got my kids arts and crafts supplies and started painting," Delaney said.

On Tuesday night there will be another vigil at Christ's Community Church in Denham Springs where all three of the fallen officers lived.

"As I thought about it, as I heard about the officers, I realized that two of them drive past the church on their way to work that day from their homes," said pastor Willis Easley.

Easley says it's been an emotional few weeks for Baton Rouge. When he heard the news about the shooting during church on Sunday the congregation stopped everything...and prayed.

"Tonight I'll challenge everyone that's here to make a difference because of what's happened.  To be the influence that changes," Gerald said.

Funeral services for officer Matthew Gerald are Friday.  He'll be buried at the Louisiana National Cemetary.  Officer Jackson's funeral is set for Monday and Deputy Garofola's service is still pending.

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