Officer Richard Martin was killed in the line of duty during a high-speed chase. His death devastated his son yet 11-year-old Tyler Martin knew that life must go on, even if his dad was not around to watch him grow, to attend his baseball games.

For his first game after his dad’s death, he requested that some police officers attend the game in lieu of his dad but he did not expect the entire police force to show up. The empowered young man struck out his first batter and led the team to a fantastic win!

At the end of the game, a police helicopter landed on the playing field as a form of salute for Officer Martin. What a fitting way to honor a great dad and police officer! It is also quite wonderful that the police officers went out of their way to make a child happy.

Watch the touching tribute here:

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SF Globe