Fallen officer's son gets police escort to school

National Police week started Sunday.									Posted May. 13 2018 9:31 PM					Updated May. 13 2018 10:38 PM								
								Posted By Kylee Stewart

Sullivan Elementary Principal Samantha Phegley told CNN the school wanted to facilitate Dakota's return to school as much as possible.

Some 70 police officers showed up, standing in support as he walked in - wearing a yellow backpack and his dad's police badge around the neck.

Seventy Terre Haute Police Officers and Vigo County Sheriff's Deputies waited for 5-year-old Dakota Pitts when he arrived at school.

Officer Rob Pitts was killed last week in a shootout during a three-hour standoff.

He waves to someone off camera before he is presented with a shirt and badge from another Terre Haute police officer.

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"He will definitely know that his dad was a hero", she told Fox6. Wolfe also died of a gunshot wound, but officials haven't yet released details about how he was shot.

He leaves behind son Dakota and another son and daughter. "Blood doesn't always make family, and I think the blue family just went above and beyond". Wolfe was armed with a handgun and fired at the officers, striking Pitts.

Christopher Wolfe, 21, was suspected of shooting and killing a 26-year-old man at a home in Terre Haute, Indiana. The suspect had been linked to an earlier homicide.

It is another tragic loss for the Wabash Valley and the Terre Haute Police Department, ' Sgt. Joe Watts of the Indiana State Police said. Especially for a fallen officer and his kid.

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