A Texas-based university is honoring the Dallas officers who were killed in an act of domestic terror earlier this year by modifying their football equipment prior to a nationally televised game on Friday.
Southern Methodist University in Dallas will be outfitting their Mustangs with custom helmets on game day with custom helmet decals that depict the dallas skyline inside of the team logo on game day, a subtle but tasteful alteration to their usual solid red Mustang.
Dallas Police Department Chief David Brown will be in attendance.
“This will be a big game for us as we honor our local police and pay tribute to them,” SMU head coach Chad Morris said Monday during a teleconference with media. “It’s an opportunity for us and our great City of Dallas to come together and lock arms and pay tribute to the lives that left us way too soon.”
According to Fox 4 News, Morris invited a former SMU player-turned DPD officer to speak to his players during training camp so that they could ask questions about police life.
“Just listening to his message was really powerful for our young men moving forward,” Morris said.
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