70 officers and deputies escort fallen cop's son back to school

Son of Fallen Terre Haute Police Officer Gets Special Trip to School Monday

Son of Fallen Terre Haute Police Officer Gets Special Trip to School Monday

Dakota Pitts asked his mom if one of his late father's friends could take him to school in his father's police vehicle, according to WTHI-Channel 10.

"He will definitely know his dad was a hero", Kelli Jones, Dakota's aunt, said. The SWAT team even presented Dakota with his own shirt and badge.

Officer Rob Pitts was killed last week in a shootout during a three-hour standoff.

His dad Rob Pitts was a 16-year veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department, in the USA state of Indiana.

Officer Pitts was one of four officers who were fired on when they approached a murder suspect at an apartment complex on May 4.

He was 45 years old.


The love and gratitude that people across the area have demonstrated toward Terre Haute police officer Rob Pitts was in evidence as his son returned to school for the first time since his father's death.

When he arrived, the schoolboy was met with around 70 police officers who turned out to support him.

"Officer Pitts was a 16 year veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department".

Pitts was the first Terre Haute officer to die in the line of duty since July 2011.

"It's a brotherhood", Detective Les Hamm, Terre Haute Police said. Thank you for your continued prayers, ' Terre Haute police spokesman Ryan Adamson said Saturday.

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