This is officer Montrell Jackson, 32, of the Baton Rouge Police Department. His death in the July 17 attack was confirmed by his cousin, Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson who tweeted, "Rest in peace to my cousin Montrell Jackson who was one of the policemen that was killed. #PrayForBatonRouge."
According to his Facebook page, Jackson was a native of Baton Rouge. On that page, Jackson mentions that he became a father in March 2016. A week before he was killed, Jackson posted a long and impassioned statement about his love for his city and his job in the wake of recent controversies. He wrote, "I'm tired physically and emotionally. Disappointed in some family, friends, and officers for some reckless comments but hey what's in your heart is in your heart. I still love you all because hate takes too much energy but I definitely won't be looking at you the same. Thank you to everyone that has reached out to me or my wife it was needed and much appreciated. I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me. In uniform, I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform, some consider me a threat. I've experienced so much in my short life and these last three days have tested me to the core. When people you know being to question your integrity you realize they don't really know you at al. Look at my actions they speak LOUD and CLEAR. Finally, I personally want to send prayers out to everyone directly affected by this tragedy. These are trying times. Please don't let hate infect your heart. This city MUST and WILL get better. I'm working in these streets so any protesters, officers, friends, family, or whoever if you see me and need a hug or want to say a prayer. I got you."