Dechia Gerald, wife of slain Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald, on Tuesday posted an open letter to her husband on Facebook, calling him her "blue-eyed rock."
In the Facebook post, she says her heart is heavy, yet she is overjoyed with the outpouring of love, prayers and support from the community.
Dechia Gerald attended a candlelight vigil Monday evening at the Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge with her children and other family and friends.
As day turned to dusk Monday outside Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, hundreds gathered …
Matthew Gerald, 41, was a rookie officer who served as a crew chief on a helicopter crew during multiple U.S. Army tours in Iraq. He was shot and killed around 8:30 a.m. at a convenience store on Airline Highway on Sunday in Baton Rouge.