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

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

Sullivan Elementary Principal Samantha Phegley told CNN the school wanted to facilitate Dakota's return to school as much as possible.

Dakota wore his father's badge around his neck and over 70 officers welcomed Dakota back to school.

Upon his arrival, Dakota discovered 70 Terre Haute police officers and Vigo County sheriff's deputies waiting to welcome him to school.

The suspect was killed, while Officer Pitts died at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

The SWAT Team even presented Dakota with his own SWAT shirt and badge.

Kelli Jones, Officer Pitts' sister, told WHTI-TV: "He will definitely know that his dad was a hero".

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

He leaves behind son Dakota and another son and daughter.

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

He was a member of the Terre Haute Police Department for 16 years, following six years with the police force in the nearby city of Sullivan, where he lived and was buried.

"The sorrow @FLJanetHolcomb & I feel for the family of Patrolman Rob Pitts, the Terre Haute Police Department & the Wabash Valley region is beyond words". He was a fine officer and he was going toward danger to help his fellow officers apprehend a homicide suspect, ' he said. Especially for a fallen officer and his kid.

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