Everyone knows how difficult it can be to move on from the death of a loved one – and kids are especially vulnerable.
When Police Officer Justin Scherlen of the Amarillo Police Department in Amarillo, Texas was killed on duty in a crash, his colleagues understand just what his kids are going through and were more than willing to help the children feel better.
So, on the day the children got back to school, two dozen cops escorted them to school and gave them a hug of encouragement. It was an emotional moment not just for the kids but for the police officers as well.
“I’d give it all back just to have Justin here with his son. At least we can be here for him and let Jackson know that he always has someone to call on,” said Officer Daniel Smith.
Another cop, Carla Burr, said, “He was always so kind to everyone. Even this last year when he was in so much pain and not even able to walk on his own sometimes, he would always ask what he could do for you. Constantly checking in on people.”
“I think Jackson really enjoyed having everyone here. Just to know that he’s still loved by the blue family and that they still care. Emotionally, it’s awesome to see,” said Justin’s wife, Jessica Scherlen.
Watch the heartwarming moment here: