Justin Scherlen was a police officer with the Amarillo Police Department, in Texas, US. He died two weeks ago after an on-duty crash.
A few days later, Jackson, his 4-year-old son, had his first day of school and his father couldn’t be there to support him. So dozens of Amarillo police officers surprised the kid by escorting him to school.
The Amarillo Independent School District took video of the beautiful moment where the kid hugged each and every officer. The school tweeted out that they were an “army of stand-ins for this important first.”
Jessica Scherlen, the widow, said she thought Justin “would be very proud of how his brothers and sisters have stepped up to be here for his kids.”