There has been an outpouring of support from Houston politicians and law enforcement on social media.
Houston Mayor Sylvester turner called for unity and lamented that their have been too many senseless acts in recent months.
The Harris County Sheriffs Office and the Houston Police Department offered their thoughts and prayers to their colleagues in Baton Rouge.
The men and women of HPD extend our thoughts and prayers to the Baton Rouge Police Department. https://t.co/AVaw9jEjFQ— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 17, 2016
Governor Greg Abbott reached out to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and echoed Mayor Turner's call for unity.
I ask for Texans to pray for officers killed & injured in #BatonRouge. It's time for us to unite as Americans to say no more.— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) July 17, 2016
More social media reaction to Sunday's fatal shooting of three officers in Baton Rouge.
Ambushing police officers is 1 of the most cowardly acts I can imagine. I stand w/ law enforcement & all who mourn the officers #BatonRouge— Rep. Hank Johnson (@RepHankJohnson) July 17, 2016
We grieve for the officers killed in Baton Rouge today. How many law enforcement and people have to...https://t.co/pPNrzG8kEa— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2016