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

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

Dakota had requested that his father's friends escort him to school, and Monday, dozens of police officers lined the walk to show support.

Sullivan native Dakota Pitts recently lost his father, Officer Rob Pitts, in the line of duty.

His father, Rob Pitts, was shot to death while trying to arrest a murder suspect earlier this month in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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

Not only did he get a ride to school, but when he arrived, he saw at least 70 of his dad's fellow Terre Haute Police officers and Vigo County Sheriff's deputies lining the sidewalk to his school. He and other officers approached Christopher Wolfe, 21, who died of a gunshot wound after barricading himself inside an apartment.

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Sullivan Elementary School Principal Samantha Phegley knows the struggle that Dakota Pitts will face.

Wolfe was also killed in the gunfire exchange.

"The sorrow @FLJanetHolcomb & I feel for the family of Patrolman Rob Pitts, the Terre Haute Police Department & the Wabash Valley region is beyond words".

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

Dakota's father, Rob, was killed while on duty on May 4. Especially for a fallen officer and his kid.

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