U.S. attorney: Slain Baton Rouge police should be remembered as heroes
By Andrew Shepperson
Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana Corey Amundson. (Photo: The News-Star)
A U.S. attorney is urging people to celebrate the lives of the Baton Rouge police officers killed and wounded in a shooting last summer.
In an opinion piece marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting coming up on Monday, Corey Amundson, acting U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, said the officers should be hailed as heroes and remembered for helping others.
“Monday is the year anniversary of the mass murder in Baton Rouge of three of our law enforcement heroes and the wounding of three others, one critically,” Amudson said. “We should all take this somber occasion to remember and celebrate the fallen and wounded officers and to give some comfort – however small it may be – to their families.”
The prosecutor went on to note the important role police officers play in communities, whether it be protecting people from criminals or helping in times of crises and disaster.
“Police officers teach us all what being a hero really means,” Amudson concluded. “It is not about money. It is not about having an easy life. It is about fulfilling a calling to help others. The men we honor this week