Warrick Dunn was one of the best running backs in the 2000’s and the former Florida State scat back, spoke recently at a vigil for officers killed in the line of duty in Baton Rouge. Many are probably wondering why they would have Dunn speak, but police violence is something very close to Dunn.
Warrick Dunn’s mother was shot and killed in the line of duty. Cpl. Betty Dunn Smothers, was shot and killed by a young black man with a troubled history, she was a black single mother of six, including Warrick Dunn. Dunn spoke about the murders and violence toward police this week.
“It took me right back to that time,” Dunn said in a phone interview. “It was just chilling. I felt so many emotions, and my eyes were just glued to the television trying to figure out what was going on.”
“There’s been a lot of incidents dealing with police officers and violence. People get angry, but they don’t think about, well, this police officer may have a wife, kids — they’re not thinking about how they put food on their table,” Dunn said. “I don’t fault anyone — that’s a natural thing for people to feel when you lose someone. But we get lost in all the madness and the mess, and sometimes we lose sight.”
Please keep the Officers lost in the line of duty as well as the Officers working right now and later today in your prayers. RIP to the officers lost. #EndOfWatch