The family of the late Botham Jean is working to finalise the details for the Botham Jean Foundation, it has been reported.
This amid concerns that as time passes and the news cycle changes, the 26 year old accountant’s tragic death will be forgotten.
According to Dallas News.com, Botham’s Mother, Allison Jean, has disclosed that the goal of the Botham Jean Foundation is to carry on her son’s legacy of improving the lives of people in the Saint Lucian community.
The publication reported that the family has already obtained academic scholarships for their son’s college, Harding University in Arkansas, and Southwestern Christian College, a historically black college in Terrell.
“Details will be announced later,” it disclosed.
“We also expect to advocate with established groups on gun control, police brutality and black lives,” Allison Jean was quoted as saying.
She declared that the family will ensure that Botham’s story and he himself remain alive.
Botham Jean was shot dead on September 6, 2018 in his own apartment by Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger.
Guyger, who lived directly below the deceased, said she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own that night.
She was arrested on a manslaughter charge three days after the the killing, posted bond and has since remained free, according to local news reports.