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

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

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

About 70 Terre Haute officers and Vigo County Sheriff's Deputies welcomed Dakota back to school, according to WTHI. "It was really great the officers came to support him".

"Officer Pitts was a 16 year veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department".

Detective Les Hamm said it was the least officers could do for their former colleague Rob Pitts, who was shot and killed while trying to apprehend a murder suspect on May 4 in Terre Haute.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts, left, consoles Terre Haute Chief of Police John Plasse, centre, at the scene of the fatal shooting. He and other officers approached Christopher Wolfe, 21, who died of a gunshot wound after barricading himself inside an apartment.

He leaves behind son Dakota and another son and daughter.

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Wolfe was also killed in the gunfire exchange.

Officer Pitts was a 16-year member of the Terre Haute Police Department following six years with the police force in the nearby city of Sullivan, where he lived and was buried.

'People are engaging law enforcement and we are losing our lives.

Governor Eric Holcomb tweeted his condolences to Pitts' family. "Blood doesn't always make family, but I think the "Blue Family" went above and beyond", said Kelli Jones, Rob Pitts' sister.

A vigil for the fallen officer was held that Sunday evening at the Sullivan Indiana Courthouse.

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