Amid surging homicides in New Orleans, this woman is often one of the first on scene
March 19, 2023 at 09:30
"If you don't, I'll be emotionally drained, and I have to make myself valuable and useful for the next family."
NEW ORLEANS RESIDENTS WARN ‘DON’T SIT IN YOUR CAR’ AS CARJACKINGS SPIKE A SHOCKING 165%More than 50 people have been killed in New Orleans so far this year.
Two siblings were gunned down at an intersection less than a year after their younger brother was also shot to death.
Jackson works for the coroner's office and is dispatched to the scene of as many homicides as she can get to.
So even though I'm responding, I'm also able to do that crisis intervention at the time when it's most needed."
Jackson knows what it's like to be in the victims' families shoes — her father was murdered almost 23 years ago.
WHY THIS WOMAN IS ONE OF THE FIRST AT THE CRIME SCENE.
WATCH:WATCH MORE FOX NEWS DIGITAL ORIGINALS HEREViolent crime has spiked dramatically in New Orleans over the past few years.
Just three years previously, New Orleans recorded its lowest number of homicides — 119 — in nearly half a century.
THE PERFECT STORM: HOW CRIME AND INFLATION SURGES ARE HAMMERING A DECADES-OLD NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANTOn a good day, there are no homicides for Jackson to respond to.
"I've had days where we've had six [homicides], and all of us are moving the same people from one scene to the next," she said.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPJackson has a ritual after dealing with a particularly difficult scene.