A photo emerged online that captured an Indiana police officer walking his young son to school just hours before he lost his life in the line of duty.
FOX reports that Southport Police Department Lt. Aaron Allan walked his son to the first day of Kindergarten, while his wife stood behind him and snapped a photo of the dad and son walking hand-in-hand on Thursday morning. Less than six hours later, a 28-year-old suspect, Jason Brown, reportedly shot Aaron numerous times, while the officer was rendering aid to a crash victim. Although it’s still unclear why the suspect shot Allan, he was caught and charged with murder.
Allan, who had 20 years of law enforcement experience behind his belt, was one of only two full-time police officers at the Southport Police Department. Police Chief Tom Vaughn stated that Allan “took his job to heart” and always wanted to be an officer.
The victim leaves behind his wife and two sons.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page was established for the family to help out with expenses.
“He responded to a crash with urgency to preserve life and tragically his was lost. He had nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience, including 6 years with the Southport Police Department,” the GoFundMe page reads.
Click here to donate to Allan’s family.
[Feature Photo: Family Handout]