NORFOLK-- The wife of a murdered Norfolk police officer pled for justice Thursday, hoping someone will help police find her husband's killer.
Officer Victor Decker was off-duty when he was found shot to death on Oceana Boulevard Tuesday morning.
When we talked with Dawn Decker, she had her mother and sister by her side, for support. She told us the last time she saw her husband was Saturday morning at the airport. He had dropped her off so she could go visit family in Georgia. The young couple kissed goodbye, just like usual... and now, Dawn says she's thinking about all the things she wishes she would have said.
"Victor and I met in middle school 16 years ago" said Dawn, "and we were only married...a year and a half. Why? I want to know why...why they had to take such a wonderful man who had so much more he could have given and so much more he wanted to do."
Decker also leaves behind an 8 month old daugher, Charlotte. "She had just started to say "Da Da", Dawn said, "and he was loving that...loving the fact that she was starting to vocalize. He loved her completely and all he wanted to do is see her grow up."
Dawn says her husband loved his career with the Norfolk Police department and that serving and protecting fit him perfectly.
It didn't matter if it was three o'clock in the morning and he had just gotten off work. If you needed help, he was willing to help you for any reason.
For now, Dawn says the outpouring of support from the community is giving her strength.... and helping to build a legacy.
"And it definitely gives me something I can tell Charlotte when she's older," she said, "that he was the type of person that nobody will ever forget and everybody wanted to help."