Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson writes passionate message after police officer killed in hometown

Posted at 12:00 AM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 03:00:51-04

Shortly after a police officer in Kansas City, Kansas was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting Tuesday, Phoenix Suns coach and Kansas City native Earl Watson used his Facebook page to express sadness and disappointment.

Watson, who graduated from Washington High School in Kansas City, wrote that violence is not the answer and called for a rejection of the "social divide" that has widened in recent weeks.

Watson's brother, a retired police officer, was shot and killed two years ago.

"If you lose a brother who passes away way before his time, it's always on your mind," Watson told the Kansas City Star in April. "My greatest revenge has always been success. I want to do right and live right. That's the best thing I can do as far as mourning my brother."

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