VIDEO: Company Donates Custom Caskets to Families of the 3 Slain Baton Rouge Officers
A Texas company is donating custom caskets for three officers who were killed in Baton Rouge by a man targeting police.
Trey Ganem Designs has spent hours researching each fallen officer, speaking to his family and designing his casket. On Thursday morning, the caskets will be escorted by dozens of local officers to Louisiana. Eyewitness News was with Trey Ganem and his team as they were perfecting them.
"It's a lot of responsibility and it has to be passionate and it has to be perfect," Ganem told ABC13. "Knowing these guys were out there to protect and serve, I want to do my part."
Baton Rouge police Corporal Montrell Jackson, Officer Matthew Gerald and Deputy Brad Garafola Sr. of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were gunned down last Sunday outside a gas station by a man targeting police.
In his research, Ganem learned what is important to each of the officer's families. The wife of Officer Gerald wanted his military background represented as well as his family. He had two children. Corporal Jackson's wife thought of him as Superman. His will have a Superman shield. Garafola's family wanted a collage of family photos inside.