Indiana Officers Escort Boy To School After His Dad's Murder

Indiana Officers Escort Boy To School After His Dad's Murder

The five-year-old son of an IN police officer who was killed while on duty has been given a special welcome back to school by his father's colleagues.

"Welcome back to school, bud", one of the officers says.

According to CBS News, Pitts was the first Terre Haute officer to die since 2011.

Dakota Pitts is just five years old.

Les Ham, Terre Haute Police Department detective, said: "Dakota asked his mom if one of his dad's friends could take him to school, so she kind of reached out to Rob's friends and family".

Dakota hadn't been back to his IN elementary school until yesterday and he asked for one of his dad's co-workers to take him. The officers also gave him his very own SWAT T-shirt and badge upon his arrival.

"He will definitely know that his dad was a hero".

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Rob, a 16-year veteran of the force, left behind a wife and his 5-year-old son, Dakota.

The 16-year police vet was fatally shot by a 21-year-old suspect while responding to a call last week.

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

"Blood doesn't always make family and I think the blue family went above and beyond".

It is another tragic loss for the Wabash Valley and the Terre Haute Police Department, ' Sgt. Joe Watts of the Indiana State Police said.

Dakota returned to school Monday and didn't want to go alone.

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