INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis Colts player honored Dreasjon Reed through the NFL’s helmet decal program earlier this season
Reed was shot and killed by police on May 6. Last month, a special prosecutor announced that a grand jury declined to indict the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer who killed him.
An Indiana State Police investigator said the ballistics and trajectory experts indicated Reed fell face down after being tased, then rolled over and sat up. He said 15 shots were fired in the incident – two from Reed’s gun and 13 from the IMPD officer. He said they couldn’t determine which shots were fired at which time, but said Reed fired two shots at the scene.
As part of the NFL’s Say Their Stories campaign, linebacker Mathew Adams wore a helmet decal to honor Reed. A Colts representative said Thursday the decal said "Stop Hate."
The NFL said, via its website, that the decals are to honor victims of systemic racism, victims of police misconduct, and social justice heroes.
This weekend, the Colts will honor Greg Hylton, the team's longtime vice president of premium seating and ticket sales who died of cancer last week. Players will wear a “For Greg” ribbon helmet decal, while coaches and staff will wear a “For Greg” ribbon lapel pin.
Say His Name: Dreasjon Reed
Dreasjon is one of the many individuals being honored by players and coaches this season through the NFL’s helmet decal program.#SayTheirStories: https://t.co/vwi75WmNxr pic.twitter.com/wWaasw6LBp
— NFL (@NFL) December 16, 2020