NORFOLK (AP) --The widow of a slain Norfolk police officer urged the public to help police with the investigation.
"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," said Dawn Decker.
25-year-old Victor Edward Decker was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound Tuesday morning. A driver found Decker outside a pickup truck, about 100 yards from the Atlantis Gentleman's Club and across the street from Oceana Naval Air Station.
Norfolk Police have joined the investigation into his death.
Norfolk Lt. Joseph Baron says his department has been asked to help answer specific questions by Virginia Beach detectives.
Baron's comments came during a news conference Thursday and were reported by the Virginian-Pilot.
Chief of Police Bruce Marquis said, "The only item I know that was found on him was his badge. His Norfolk police badge was apparently on the chain around his neck."
Marquis stressed that Decker's service gun was in his home.
Two funds have been set to up raise money for Mrs. Decker and her eight-month-old daughter and Granby Street restaurants are planning a fundraiser November 1 to help the family.
Also, the Noblemen/Noblewomen and participating Downtown Norfolk establishments are organizing "Explore Downtown For Officer Decker" to be held on November 26 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Downtown Norfolk. The Noblemen/Noblewomen is a local non-profit that helps Hampton Roads children and families in need due to numerous reasons.
Services for the late officer are now set. Viewing will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Holloman Brown Funeral Home at 1456 Independence Blvd. The funeral is set for Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Rock Church.