- Policemen arrived at a school for a little boy’s first day
- The boy was the son of a police officer who died on duty
- The cops went to the school to hug the boy for his dad who could no longer make it
Young students are usually accompanied by their parents or guardians on their first day of school. A boy, however, can no longer be accompanied by his father; a police officer who died on duty.
Good thing, his father have kind-hearted colleagues who went on his first day of school and hugged him for his dad.
In an article written by Keyan Milanian of Mirror, it was disclosed that Justin Scherlen — who is the father of four-year-old Jackson — died two weeks ago following complications from a car crash while working in Amarillo, Texas.
But instead of letting one of his children go to school for the first time without him, fellow policemen went to the school to hug the little boy. A sweet video emerged online showing four-year-old Jackson being hugged by Justin’s friends and work colleagues.
The scene was captured and a copy of which was released by the Amarillo Independent School District. The video shows the moment when the officers bent down one by one to give the boy a hug before his classes start.
Later that day, the school tweeted that the officers were an “army of stand-ins for this important first.”
“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.
Watch the video of the heartwarming scene when policemen hugged the son of an officer who died on duty: