Published: Wed, May 16, 2018

Indiana Officers Escort Boy To School After His Dad's Murder

Indiana Officers Escort Boy To School After His Dad's Murder

Dakota Pitts headed back to school Monday for the first time since the death of his father, Officer Rob Pitts - who was killed in the line of duty.

Officers came from all over the state to greet Dakota for his first day back to school.

According to CBS News, Pitts was the first Terre Haute officer to die since 2011.

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

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.

But he didn't go back to his IN elementary school by himself on Monday as 70 of his father's coworkers were there IN uniform to escort him.

Kelli Jones, Officer Pitts' sister, told WHTI-TV: "He will definitely know that his dad was a hero".

Two weeks ago, IN police officer Rob Pitt was shot and killed by a homicide suspect during an exchange of gunfire.

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

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

The suspect was also killed in the shootout.

"It's a brotherhood", Detective Les Hamm, Terre Haute Police said. "Blood doesn't always make family, and I think the blue family just went above and beyond".

Rob, a 16-year veteran of the force, left behind a wife and his 5-year-old son, Dakota.

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