So. Indiana police escort son of fallen officer to school

5-year-old son of fallen Terre Haute officer shares message for his dad

5-year-old son of fallen Terre Haute officer shares message for his dad

More than 70 police officers escorted five-year-old Dakota Pitts on his first day back to school after his dad was killed in the line of duty.

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

The boy's father was killed during a shootout with a homicide suspect in early May, CBS reported.

Some 70 police officers showed up, standing in support as he walked in - wearing a yellow backpack and his dad's police badge around the neck.

Dakota's dad, 45-year-old Rob Pitt, was killed last week after a three-hour standoff with Christopher Wolfe, 21, who was suspected of murder.

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Dakota Pitts asked his mother if one of his father's friends could drive him for his first day back. The officers also gave him his very own SWAT T-shirt and badge upon his arrival.

Dakota hadn't been back to his IN elementary school until yesterday and he asked for one of his dad's co-workers to take him.

Dakota's dad, Rob Pitts, was IN police officer for the Terre Haute and Sullivan police departments. "He will definitely know his dad was a hero", Kelli Jones, Dakota's aunt, said. Wolfe was armed with a handgun and fired at the officers, striking Pitts.

"Blood doesn't always make family and I think the blue family went above and beyond".

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