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70 Officers Welcome Slain Cop's Son on His Return to School

Dakota's dad, Terre Haute police Officer Rob Pitts, was killed May 4

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    70 Officers Welcome Slain Cop's Son on His Return to School

    The five year-old son of a Terre Haute, Indiana police officer killed in the line of duty was escorted to school today by more than 50 police officers. It was the child's first day back to school since his dad was killed. (WTWO) (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

    About 70 law enforcement officers welcomed the 5-year-old son of a slain police officer to a western Indiana school as he returned to class for the first time since his father was killed in a shootout.

    Dakota Pitts asked his mother if one of his father's friends could drive him for his first day back.

    WTHI-TV reports Dakota got that special ride and when he arrived Monday morning at Sullivan Elementary School he was greeted by about 70 Terre Haute police officers and Vigo County Sheriff's deputies lining the school's entrance.

    He was presented with a SWAT team shirt and badge during his arrival.

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    Dakota's dad, Terre Haute police Officer Rob Pitts, was killed May 4.

    Kelli Jones, Rob Pitts' sister, says Dakota knows "his dad was a hero."