Dunn's mind raced as he dialed up family and friends in his hometown. Dunn felt himself being snatched back to when his mother, a Baton Rouge police officer, was murdered in uniform.
"It took me right back to that time," Dunn said in a phone interview. I felt so many emotions, and my eyes were just glued to the television trying to figure out what was going on." The killings in Baton Rouge were an exclamation point on weeks of unprecedented bloodshed in America between police and civilians.
It wasn't a matter of being scared, it was a matter of, "Why should I worry about it." It was something temporary, something that would pass. A: Let's just say this, the few times I probably said something, I can't say I was always right. DID YOU KNOW: Mother Betty Smothers, a former Baton Rouge police officer, was killed in 1993 while doing her off-duty job as a security guard.
So now, it's best to sit back and analyze and listen before I say anything. I try to tell the family, "Let's buy out of necessity." Now, sometimes it's good to get things you don't need to be rewarded, but let's not go overboard. Since her death, Dunn has assumed the parenting duties of his five brothers and sisters.
Before that, Adam Studied Broadcast Journalism and International Relations at Boston University.
I've always tried to keep things reserved and always been quiet. When you're not vocal, people think they can walk over you, they tend to. Having these teenagers makes me want to have a little more time for myself. Time to relax, to have fun, to travel, experience some things before I have to say: "Will you?
Then came Baton Rouge again, when another black Army veteran angered by the police killings of African-Americans picked off a half-dozen cops before being killed by a police sniper.
The shootings in Baton Rouge capped a tumultuous moment in America, a bloody begging of unanswered questions over race, policing and gun violence.
But long before the massacre in Baton Rouge, the killing of another city cop two decades earlier shook the city. Betty Dunn Smothers, who was shot and killed by a young black man with a troubled history, was a black single mother of six, including Warrick Dunn.
Warrick appeared in every episode until his death in the first Episode of season nine, with the exceptions of "Caged" from season two, "After the Show" from season four, "Crow's Feet" and "Committed" from season five, and "The Chick Chop Flick Shop" from season eight.
was a Las Vegas native, whose father abandoned him soon after his birth, and whose mother died when he was seven years old.