So. Indiana police escort son of fallen officer to school

70 Indiana police officers escort son of fallen officer for first day back to school

70 Indiana police officers escort son of fallen officer for first day back to school

But he didn't go back to his IN elementary school by himself on Monday as 70 of his father's coworkers were there IN uniform to escort him.

A video from the Tribune Star shows Dakota walking past a long line of police officers.

His father, Officer Rob Pitts, was shot and killed in the line of duty almost two weeks ago.

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

He waves to someone off camera before he is presented with a shirt and badge from another Terre Haute police officer.

"He will definitely know his dad was a hero", Pitts' sister Kelli Jones told the affiliate.

When he arrived at his school in Sullivan he was greeted by 70 Terre Haute police officers and Vigo County sheriff's deputies. Wolfe also died of a gunshot wound, but officials haven't yet released details about how he was shot.

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

"It's a brotherhood", Detective Les Hamm, Terre Haute Police said. He was a fine officer and he was going toward danger to help his fellow officers apprehend a homicide suspect, ' he said.

A t-shirt company has raised nearly $15,000 in Rob Pitts' name to help the department buy a new police dog.

A vigil for the fallen officer was held that Sunday evening at the Sullivan Indiana Courthouse.

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