70 officers escort Ind. boy to school after dad's death

Larry Hoffman
May 15, 2018

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

A "blue line" of support helped an IN boy go back to school, after his police officer father was killed on the job.

The five-year-old son of an IN police officer who was killed while on duty has been given a special welcome back to school by his father's colleagues.

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

Several of the officers came forward and presented Dakota with small tokens such as a T-shirt and a police patch.

"Dakota asked his mom if one of his dad's friends could take him to school, so she reached out to Rob's friends and families", Les Hamm, a detective with Terre Haute Police Department, told WTHI-TV.

All five-year-old Dakota Pitts asked for was to be taken to school by one of his dad's co-workers and friends.

Wolfe was also killed in the gunfire exchange.

A three-hour standoff ensued before Wolfe opened fire from the second floor of the apartment, fatally striking Pitts.

Pitts was the first Terre Haute officer to die in the line of duty since July 2011. "Blood doesn't always make family, but I think the "Blue Family" went above and beyond", said Kelli Jones, Rob Pitts' sister. Especially for a fallen officer and his kid.

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