Fallen officer's son gets police escort to school

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

About 70 Terre Haute officers and Vigo County Sheriff's Deputies welcomed Dakota back to school, according to WTHI.

Footage shows Dakota Pitts walking with a police past a line of his father's colleagues, who stand solemnly, to the school gates. Then an officer presented the young LAD with his own SWAT shirt as he made his way to the door of Sullivan Elementary School. But when Dakota arrived, he was shocked to see who was there to greet him.

When it came time for 5-year-old Dakota Pitts to go back to school, he asked his mom if one of his dad's friends could drive him to school in his dad's police auto on his first day back.

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

Wolfe was suspected of fatally shooting a 26-year-old man at a home in Terre Haute.

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"He will definitely know that his dad was a hero".

The officers weren't just from Terre Haute, where Dakota's dad Rob Pitts was an officer.

Pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr at Terre Haute Regional Hospital completed the autopsy and concluded a single gunshot wound to head killed Pitts.

'Dakota asked his mom if one of his dad's friends could take him to school, so she kind of reached out to Rob's friends and family, ' said Les Ham, Terre Haute Police Department detective. "Thank you for your continued prayers".

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