So. Indiana police escort son of fallen officer to school

National Police week started Sunday.									Posted May. 13 2018 9:31 PM					Updated May. 13 2018 10:38 PM								
								Posted By Kylee Stewart

A slain officer's son in IN got a big show of support on his first day back to school since he lost his dad.

Dakota wore his dad's badge and he was given a SWAT shirt by officers.

Last week, the young boy released a special message to his dad in hopes he will see it from heaven, and he also received an official police department badge.

WGNTV reports that Pitt's son, Dakota, returned back to school Monday in touching fashion.

Dakota asked his mom if he could have an escort for his first day back to school.

Terre Haute, IN - The Terre Haute Police Department is raising money for a statue of fallen Officer Rob Pitts.

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Detective Les Hamm said it was the least officers could do for their former colleague Rob Pitts, who was shot and killed while trying to apprehend a murder suspect on May 4 in Terre Haute. "He will definitely know his dad was a hero".

The officers gave Dakota gifts and told him they would always have his back.

"Blood doesn't always make family and I think the blue family went above and beyond". He and other officers approached Christopher Wolfe, 21, who died of a gunshot wound after barricading himself inside an apartment.

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

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

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