70 officers and deputies escort fallen cop's son back to school

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"It's a brotherhood", Detective Les Hamm, Terre Haute Police said.

It was his first day back to class since his police officer dad was killed in the line of duty.

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

A "blue line" of support helped an IN boy go back to school, after his police officer father was killed on the job.

"Welcome back to school, bud", one of the officers says.

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His dad Rob Pitts was a 16-year veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department, in the USA state of Indiana. Then an officer presented the young LAD with his own SWAT shirt as he made his way to the door of Sullivan Elementary School. 5-year-old Dakota Pitts returned to school in Sullivan for the first time since his father, Rob Pitts, was killed more than a week ago. But when Dakota arrived, he was shocked to see who was there to greet him.

The suspect opened fire from a second floor Terre Haute apartment building after he was approached by four investigators, police said. Thank you for your continued prayers, ' Terre Haute police spokesman Ryan Adamson said Saturday.

"The sorrow @FLJanetHolcomb & I feel for the family of Patrolman Rob Pitts, the Terre Haute Police Department & the Wabash Valley region is beyond words".

We're sure the entire community will come together to make sure Dakota and his family are supported.

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