Angela Underwood Jacobs recently appeared on Fox News to discuss her “no-nonsense” brother and federal police officer Dave Patrick Underwood, who was fatally shot during a violent protest in Oakland.
“My heart and my families heart is broken,” she told host Martha MacCallum.
“It feels as though there is a difference in life. Meaning that, on one hand, George Floyd and my brother’s situations are very different. At the same time, they are both African American men. There has been so much talk regarding George Floyd and his family, which is fine. However, I think at the same time, my brother should be recognized as well for literally going into work every day and putting his life on the line for us. It saddens me that he has not received the same type of — his memory hasn’t been as prevalent in the news and media as I think it should be.”
“I have not received any calls from anyone of color that are leaders in the country, and I’m wondering, why didn’t I get a phone call?” she wondered. “Why has someone not reached out to our family to see how we are doing?”
She went on to share about the kind of person her brother was — a loving, caring, courageous man with a servant’s heart. “He loved with every piece of his heart, and today, my heart and my family’s heart is broken, like so many of his friends as well.”
Pray for the Underwood family as they grieve during this difficult time.