DALLAS - Co-workers of the man shot and killed by a Dallas police officer earlier this month paid tribute to his life in a unique way.
Hundreds of butterflies were released in Klyde Warren Park Friday afternoon by friends and people who worked with Botham Jean.
The Saint Lucia native worked at the PricewaterhouseCoopers accounting firm. The company named September 28 as Botham Jean Day. They wore t-shirts with “#belikeBo.”
PWC thought it was the perfect way to honor a man who meant so much to so many.
“I didn’t know a lot about the releasing of butterflies until recently,” said Scott Moore with the accounting firm. “Butterflies have a lot of symbolism. They mean transition. There’s also the meaning of love and the meaning of hope.”
Jean was in his apartment when he was shot and killed by now-fired Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger who said she thought he was an intruder. She is charged with manslaughter.
Jean would have turned 27 years old on Saturday.