Son of slain Indiana SWAT officer receives police escort on 1st day back to school
SULLIVAN, Ind. (WSYX/WTTE) - An Indiana boy received a big show of support Monday as he headed back to school for the first time since his father, who was a police officer, was killed in action.
Over 70 officers from Terre Haute and Vigo County sheriff's deputies lined the sidewalks as five-year-old Dakota Pitts arrived at school.
The officers presented Pitts with a SWAT shirt as he was wearing his father's badge.
Police said his father, Rob Pitts, was killed last week during a three-hour standoff.