Police Shootings That Killed 3 Officers Hit Home for Baton Rouge Native Warrick Dunn

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Former NFL running back Warrick Dunn knows first-hand about violence police face. His mother, Betty Smothers, was a police officer killed in the line of duty when bank robbers opened fire while she worked as a security guard.

Following the attacks over the weekend that left three officers dead and three wounded in Baton Rouge, La., Dunn reflected on his mother’s death. The attacks happened in Dunn’s hometown, which makes the killings feel even more personal for him.

On Sunday, he wrote a Facebook post to tell people his feelings, and to ask the community to “stop the violence, to cool down and to come together to figure this out.”

SOURCE: Sporting News, Jordan Heck