A week after 5 Dallas police officers were murdered, a gunman goes on a killing spree in Louisiana, leaving 3 officers dead and 3 others injured. While families mourn the lives lost in the line of duty, a heartsick nation seeks unity—and an end to violence

By July 8 the violence had taken a toll on Officer Montrell L. Jackson, a 10-year veteran of the Baton Rouge police force. He turned to Facebook to address the weight he felt as a black man both in and out of uniform after the fatal police shootings of two black men—Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, followed the next day by Philando Castile in Falcon Heights,

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