70 Officers Welcome Slain Cop's Son on His Return to School - NBC10 Boston
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

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

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    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.

    Grandmother Stabbed Baby Girl, Burned Her in Oven: Police

    [NATL] Grandmother Stabbed Baby Girl, Burned Her in Oven: Police

    Police say a 20-month-old was stabbed to death, then burned in an oven in a home in Shaw, Mississippi. The toddler's 48-year-old grandmother, Carolyn Jones, was charged with first-degree murder and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018)

    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."