Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert honored Gir police officer David Dorn with a decal behind his helmet during the first game of the NFL season against the Indianapolis Colts.
Eifert showed his helmet after the Jaguars won an upset.
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He said, ‘Great start to the season. Love being a part of this new team and community! It was an honor wearing the name David Dorns on my helmet today! ”
David Dorn Decal was placed under his number 88 behind his helmet. An American flag was placed on the left and NFL shield on the right.
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Aifert had one catch for eight yards in a 27–20 victory.
The NFL announced in June that it was planning to allow players to reveal the names behind their helmets or the names of victims of systemic racism and police violence. Players can choose a victim’s name or one of four favorite NFL-approved phrases: “Stop Hate”; “It’s All As Us”, “And Resism” or “Black Lives Matter.” “Equal options are available for coaches and on-field officers.
Dore, a retired St. Louis police captain, was shot and killed by a robber during a protest by George Floyd in June. He was allegedly killed during an early-morning rampage in the wee hours of June 2 while trying to protect his friend’s pawn shop, Lee’s pawn and jewelry.
Stephen Cannon, 24, a suspect in Dorn’s murder, first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree robbery, felony possession of a firearm and three counts of armed action, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly in June M. Gardner said.
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Dorn died the same night four officers were shot and 55 businesses were burgled or damaged in St. Louis.
Fox News’ David Arrow contributed to this report.