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Volume 6 where at once, so placing high-definition cameras in important areas is like having extra boots on the ground. July-Aug 2016 Edition Baton Rouge Shooting: 3 Officers Dead; Shooter was Missouri Man, Sources Say By Steve Visser, CNN The town’s businesses also leveraged the Kinetic Mesh network by allowing their own security cameras to tie into the common network, creating an open architecture that can help in the event of a crime. One clear example of how the small town saw the investment pay off came after a crime committed in February 2015, in which a man assaulted a woman and fled the scene. The incident was captured on a CacheCrumb, a high-definition edge video processor node located on a nearby utility pole camera. The video could not have been altered or tampered with in any way due to the innate security of the Kinetic Mesh network, and was able to be used as evidence in the court case. Many municipalities and cities face the same budget and staff constraints as Media. Implementing a scalable, mobile solution that is highly secure and allows access to the latest data can help local governments make more informed decisions, provide better emergency operations and ensure safety for its citizens. Marty Lamb is head of software engineering for Rajant. He can be reached at mlamb@rajant.com. Don Gilbreath is head of Media Services at Rajant. He can be reached at dgilbreath@rajant.com Would you like to advertise in our next digital magazine addition? Contact our lead Ad rep at advertise@americansecuritytoday.com or call 646.450.6027 Image Credit: AP Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola are the names of the three law enforcement officers killed Sunday morning in the shootout in Baton Rouge, according to sources close to the department and corroborated with social media posts. Jackson’s aunt confirmed his death earlier. A Missouri man ambushed and killed three law officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday during a time when police nationwide and in the Louisiana city in particular have been on high alert after five officers were killed in a Dallas ambush July 7. Louisiana State Police announced last week that they had received credible threats of lethal plots against Baton Rouge police and had arrested three men and a 13-year-old boy. On Sunday, a man identified as Gavin Long of Kansas City went on a shooting rampage on his 29th birthday that left two police officers and a sheriff’s deputy dead, police sources said. Long, who was African-American, was a former Marine who spent time in Iraq and was discharged at the rank of sergeant in 2010, according to the U.S. military. Police have not released the names of the victims but one was identified by family members as Officer Montrell Jackson, according to Jackson’s aunt. 70