December 15th, 2013
07:22 PM ET

Web Exclusive: Remembering Dawn Hochsprung

One year ago, we pulled up to George Hochsprung's home not knowing what to expect.  His wife, Dawn Hochsprung,  was the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary and was killed trying to prevent the shooter from killing children in her school.  When George introduced us to his family we knew we met an incredible and strong group of people.  They were so kind, welcoming and wanted us to make sure we shared Dawn's story. They asked us to make sure we told our viewers what a kind, caring and loving woman Dawn was.  Erica Lafferty is Dawn's daughter and was struggling to come to grips with what had just happened to her mother and best friend.  She helped to plan her wedding which was only a few months away.  She desperately wanted this to be a horrible dream where she would wake up and still have her mother.

We kept in touch with Erica over the past year and we interviewed her to see how she's been doing since a year has passed.  What is life like for her now? What we learned was Erica is a strong woman who has taken on a massive challenge to have no one ever forget who Dawn Hochsprung was.

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Filed under: Connecticut School Shooting • Gary Tuchman