News | International
24 May 2018 2:55
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > International

    Five-year-old boy receives guard of honour after father dies in line of duty

    More than 70 police officers welcome a young boy back to his school in the US state of Indiana after his father died in the line of duty.


    More than 70 police officers have welcomed a young boy back to his school in the US state of Indiana after his father died in the line of duty.

    The heart-warming vision shows five-year-old Dakota Pitts being greeted by a guard of honour on this way to school and wearing his father's badge around his neck.

    Detective Les Hamm told CNN Dakota asked his mother if one of his dad's friends could take him to school, so she reached out to her late husband's friends and family.

    Little did Dakota know that officers and swat teams from across the county would show up and present him with his own SWAT shirt and badge.

    Dakota's father, Rob Pitts, was killed in a shootout between police and a suspect on May 4.


    ABC




    © 2018 ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved


     Other International News
     23 May: Kendrick Lamar interrupts Hangout Festival show to stop white fan from rapping the N-word
     23 May: Environmental scientists search South Pacific islands for five rare bat species
     23 May: Sydney light rail contractor sues NSW Government for $4 million
     23 May: James Corden reportedly set up dance-off between Prince Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles at wedding
     23 May: Two immigration officials at Australian High Commission in South Africa sacked for visa fraud
     23 May: 'Don't copy Harrison Ford': How the new Han Solo reprised an iconic Star Wars role
     23 May: Meghan Markle is not your yardstick for female accomplishment
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Just seven French players from All Black's November test in squad for three test series in June More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Uber is reviewing its fares in light of rising fuel prices but won't necessary put them up More...



     Today's News

    Basketball:
    Houston has rallied from a disastrous start to level the NBA western conference playoffs 23:36

    Entertainment:
    Kim Kardashian West has been Khloe Kardashian's rock throughout the early stages of motherhood 21:54

    Entertainment:
    Hilaria Baldwin has introduced her son Romeo to the world 21:24

    Entertainment:
    Kendrick Lamar interrupts Hangout Festival show to stop white fan from rapping the N-word 21:06

    Environment:
    Environmental scientists search South Pacific islands for five rare bat species 21:06

    Politics:
    Sydney light rail contractor sues NSW Government for $4 million 21:06

    Law and Order:
    Canterbury Police are asking for help to find a missing girl 21:06

    Entertainment:
    Nikki Bella and John Cena are "basically back together" 20:54

    Entertainment:
    Pamela Des Barres would be Harry Styles' groupie if she was 19 again 20:24

    Entertainment:
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have thanked everyone from around the world who helped them celebrate their wedding 19:54


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd