BATON ROUGE — Police, fire and sheriff’s departments from not only south Louisiana but around the country are sending condolences to the Baton Rouge Police Department following a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of two officers.
The crash happened early Sunday morning, and is now being investigated by the FAA and NTSB.
Neighboring police agencies have been posting condolences on social media. Condolences have also been pouring in from sheriff’s departments, fire departments as well as police organizations.
“Today is an emotional day for the Baton Rouge Police Department,” Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul said during a Sunday afternoon news conference. “Right now we are asking the community to lift up our officers up in prayers, to lift the family members of the two heroes we lost today … up in prayer.”