Football Player Killed By Police Has Field Named After Him

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EASTON, Mass.— The family of a college football player who was fatally shot by New York police has dedicated an athletic field named in his honor on the first anniversary of his death.

Danroy “D.J.” Henry, a 20-year-old Pace University student, was killed Oct. 17, 2010, outside a bar in Thornwood, N.Y., just north of New York City.

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Henry was parked in a fire lane when a police officer knocked on the driver’s side window. Police say Henry sped off, but his family says he moved away at an appropriate speed, believing the officer was instructing him to move.

Henry’s car hit an officer who ended up on its hood, firing through the windshield.

About three dozen relatives and friends gathered Monday outside a sports complex in his hometown of Easton to dedicate an athletic field in Henry’s name.

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