In a continuation of the tragic senseless violence taking place in our nation, 3 more officers were killed as they walked into an ambush of gunfire. Officer Montrell Jackson, dead for simply wearing his uniform and selflessly doing his job, posted one last heartbreaking status to his Facebook page before his life was tragically cut short.
“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 3 days have tested me to the core. When people you know begin to question your integrity you realize they don’t really know you at all. 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.”
Jackson was a 10-year veteran on the police force, and left behind a wife and a 4-month-old baby after he was gunned down on Sunday. It’s absolutely tragic to see how this man’s heart was in the right place, and he truly cared for the people in his community, even when he felt that no one returned that level of compassion.