Evan Antwan Page, 17, was murdered by a man trying to rob him at a Checkers drive-thru in Florida and his brother, Ronald Page, has fulfilled his dream of becoming a police officer in his honor, reports MSNBC.com.
Evan was in the explorers and JROTC programs and always wanted to be a police officer, according to his grandmother:
“When this killing happened even his teacher came from Carol City (High) School crying,” she recalled Thursday.
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[Page] graduated from the Miami Police Department’s training academy, deciding that for now that is the way for him to help his community and honor his brother.
“I wanted to go into law enforcement because my brother wanted to be a police officer. He wanted to start out local and then branch off to the federal level, but unfortunately he didn’t get a chance to do that,” Page said.
Police say the person who killed Antwan Page was a black male in his late teens or early 20s.
The only person alive who saw him was Page’s friend, who was a passenger in the car.
“I didn’t become a law enforcement officer to hunt him down. That’s not why I did it,” Ronald said. “I became a law enforcement officer so that no one else has to go through that pain and agony that I’ve been through.”