Dakota Pitts, the five-year-old son of IN police officer Rob Pitts, who was shot and killed by a homicide suspect, receives a guard of honour on his first day back to school following the tragedy.
A "blue line" of support helped an IN boy go back to school, after his police officer father was killed on the job.
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.
Officers said they want Dakota to know they'll always be there to support him.
The officers gave Dakota gifts and told him they would always have his back.
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.
Dakota Pitts is just five years old. "And I think the blue family went above and beyond", Jones told WTHI.
"It's a brotherhood", said Detective Les Hamm.
A three-hour standoff took place before Wolfe opened fire from the second floor of the apartment, fatally striking Rob Pitts, who left behind another son and daughter, as well as Dakota.
A t-shirt company has raised nearly $15,000 in Rob Pitts' name to help the department buy a new police dog.