“Patrick was a good man who only wanted to help others and keep his community safe. He had an infectious laugh and a corny sense of humor,” said Underwood, a Republican and former city council member, in southern California. “He would go out of his way to help family, friends and strangers. He did not deserve to die in such a horrendously inhumane way.”…

“When our mother fell to the ground as she was dying, he picked her lifeless body up as her spirit was leaving to place her upon her bed, because that’s where she wanted to die. My question is, who will pick up Patrick and carry his legacy?”

While she condemned police brutality, Underwood was critical of the recent unrest in U.S. cities, and denounced calls to abolish police departments.

“Where is the outrage for a fallen officer that also happens to be African American?”