Jacksonville Jaguars tight cease Tyler Eifert honored fallen police officer David Dorn with a decal on the relief of his helmet at some stage in the first sport of the NFL season in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts.
Eifert confirmed off his helmet after the Jaguars picked up the upset victory.
“Grand possess to open the season. Esteem being a element of this current crew and neighborhood! It turn into once honor carrying David Dorns name on my helmet this day!”
The David Dorn decal turn into once positioned beneath his No. 88 on the relief of his helmet. An American flag turn into once positioned on the left aspect and the NFL shield on the accurate.
Eifert had one consume for eight yards in the 27-20 possess.
The NFL supplied in June it turn into once planning to enable avid gamers to hold decals on the relief of their helmets bearing names or initials of victims of systemic racism and police violence. Gamers can hold both a name of a victim or one of 4 most standard phrases the NFL has well-liked: “Finish Dislike”; ”It Takes All Of Us”; “Pause Racism”; or “Sad Lives Topic.’” The identical alternatives are on hand for coaches and on-field officers.
Dorn, a retired St. Louis police captain, turn into once shot and killed by a looter at some stage in the George Floyd protests in June. He turn into once killed while reportedly making an strive to provide protection to his friend’s pawn store, Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry, at some stage in the early hours of June 2, after a issue grew to turn into violent.
Stephan Cannon, 24, a suspect in the killing of Dorn, turn into once charged with first-stage assassinate, first-stage robbery, first-stage housebreaking, felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of armed criminal action, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner acknowledged in June.
Dorn’s death got here the identical night time that four officers had been shot and 55 companies had been burglarized or broken in St. Louis.
Fox Facts’ David Aaro contributed to this checklist.