70 officers and deputies escort fallen cop's son back to school

15 May, 2018, 22:31 | Author: Diane Mills
  • 5-year-old son of fallen Terre Haute officer shares message for his dad

Wearing his father's badge, the boy returned to Sullivan Elementary School with dozens of cops by his side, WNDU reported.

Dakota asked his mom if one of his dad's friends could drive him to school in his dad's police auto for his first day back.

SULLIVAN, Ind--The son of a Terre Haute police officer killed in the line of duty was given a special trip to school Monday.

Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts was killed in the line of duty earlier this month after a shootout with a homicide suspect.

Several of the officers came forward and presented Dakota with small tokens such as a T-shirt and a police patch.

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Dakota Pitts asked his mom if one of his dad's friends could drive him to school on Monday. "Blood doesn't always make family, and I think the blue family just went above and beyond".

Pitts also leaves behind another son and daughter. He and other officers approached Christopher Wolfe, 21, who died of a gunshot wound after barricading himself inside an apartment.

Thank you for your continued prayers, ' Terre Haute police spokesman Ryan Adamson said Saturday.

Wolfe was armed with a handgun and fired at the officers, striking Pitts, court documents said.

A t-shirt company has raised nearly $15,000 in Rob Pitts' name to help the department buy a new police dog. He was a fine officer and he was going toward danger to help his fellow officers apprehend a homicide suspect, ' he said.

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