With all the anger at unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick for disrespecting democracy, police officers and the National Anthem, it’s worth mentioning the upstanding actions of another NFL player.
Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix made a goodwill gesture for fallen police officers during Sunday night’s preseason game, writing the names of four officers who have died in the line of duty on his shoes. “Ha Ha” was the nickname bestowed on Ha’Sean Treshon Clinton-Dix as a giggling toddler by his grandmother.
On Twitter, Clinton-Dix said he wanted the families of heroes to know they had his support. The four officers Clinton-Dix honored were Matt Baxter and Sam Howard of the Kissimmee, Florida, Police Department, who were shot on Friday, as well as Orlando Police Sgt. Debra Clayton, who was shot in December, and Orange County Sheriff’s Officer Norman Lewis, who was killed when his car crashed in the manhunt for Clayton’s killer.
The four officers are from the area of Florida where Clinton-Dix was raised. Clinton also retweeted the Kissimmee Police and Orlando Police Department’s outreach in their communities.
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) August 23, 2017
— Nadeen Yanes (@NadeenNews6) August 22, 2017
Taking action, Clinton-Dix is also launching a foundation to help with education in his community. At the University of Alabama, Clinton-Dix was a criminal justice major and is continuing to work on his degree.
Very Excited about the launch of my foundation and the need and importance of education. I need… https://t.co/bQ1rmQfKev
— Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (@haha_cd6) August 23, 2017
It’s nice to see an NFL player help unite his community, especially when he retweets things like this:
When you pray it heals everything. #ThankGod
— Alton Pig Howard (@Hunnit0nmyway_2) August 23, 2017