After her dad, Sergeant Michael Smith, was shot and killed in the line of duty, Victoria Smith was invited to give the honorary first serve at a Southern Methodist University volleyball game.
The event was to honor Smith, a Dallas police officer who was shot and killed in the Downtown Dallas ambush on July 7. But Heidi said someone from the volleyball program emailed her Thursday and essentially uninvited Victoria.
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The school goes on to blame the “switch between staff members and the handling of volleyball promotions” (whatever that means) for the mixup, and says they still want to make it up to Victoria and her volleyball team by having her stay after the game to get autographs from the SMU players.
Heidi said they received the re-invitation but would not be attending.
“Victoria feels like the disrespect is already there,” she explained. “And I think at her age, being 14, that’s just too much for her to deal with.”