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Police force escort 5-year-old to school on his first day back after his officer dad died on duty

Police force escort 5-year-old to school on his first day back after his officer dad died on duty

Law enforcement officers lose their lives in an active line of duty. There's nothing as heartbreaking as learning the death of an officer on duty

Law enforcement officers are constantly putting their lives at risk to protect our lives. They don't think twice before laying their lives for the public that they serve. Some of them lose their lives in an active line of duty. There's nothing as heartbreaking as learning the death of an officer while on duty. 

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Officer Rob Pitts lost his life while on the line of duty. The brave police officer was shot and killed while responding to a call. The Terre Haute and Sullivan police officer from Indiana was fatally shot by a 21-year-old suspect he was in pursuit of. 



The loss rocked the entire community who openly mourned the fallen officer.



 



Officer Rob Pitts' death sent a tremor through the community, who pulled together to pay their respects to the braveheart.



 



Rob Pitts' family was openly mourning the loss of a good man. One person who felt the loss a lot more was little Dakota Pitts. According to sources, the little boy found it hard to cope with the loss of his dad. When he was set to return to school on Monday, the 5-year-old told his mom if it was okay if one of his dad's friends could drop him off at school. 



Dakota's mom reached out to the department to ask if anyone could drop off the little boy to school. Little did he expect this show of support.



Around 70 officers showed up to Sullivan Elementary to see off the little boy whose heart was hurting for his dad. The Indiana police forces banded together to show Dakota that he had a family in each and every one of them. 



A lot of police officers offered the little boy words of comfort. They even showered him with gifts and encouraging words to show Dakota that he had a family in the Terre Haute Police Department if he was ever in need of a little support and courage. 



More than 70 police officers from Indiana offered to escort Dakota to school, following his dad's death. They were a mix of officers from Terre Haute as well as Vigo County.



Dakota was accompanied by his late father's sister, who said that the whole experience sent chills down her spine. Speaking to a local news station, the late officer's sister said that she was deeply moved by the gesture. "He will definitely know his dad was a hero. Blood doesn't always make a family. And I think the blue family went above and beyond," Jones said, according to WTHI.



Dakota arrived at his school proudly wearing his dad's badge around his neck. He was n a state of shock when he was greeted by a sea of blue. Dakota was also presented with a SWAT team T-shirt, which made him more a part of the fold.  



  
It tugs at our heartstrings when we hear such heartbreaking news, especially if it's about someone's passing. But when the community bands together like this to show their support, it gives us hope that we're going to be fine, thanks to the people around us. Our hearts go out to the Pitts family, and we sincerely hope that they find the love and guidance they seek in their time of need. 



 

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