Today Terre Haute Police officer Rob Pitts was laid to rest.
Pitts was killed while responding to a homicide suspect last Friday. Police tell us he was assisting his partner when he was shot. We’ve had team coverage on funeral services all day long.
Not only could we see how the community rallied together today, but we saw the entire nation.
Law enforcement officers from all over the U.S. came to the Hulman Center today to honor Officer Rob Pitts and his family.
It was an emotional day. In the brief time I did see family and friends show up for the event, they were tearful as you can imagine, embracing one another.
The same goes for law enforcement. We saw hundreds file in removing their police caps before entering the doors.
The Combat Veteran’s Motorcycle Association and Blue Knights, saluting all of the officers who made the trek to Terre Haute to honor Officer Rob Pitts, his family and his community.
When the tragedy happened, it seems like we all have a connection to Officer Rob Pitts. We talked to one spectator along Cherry Street right as the procession took off from the Hulman Center.
“Definitely wanted to show our support to all the officers. Our step father and brother are Terre Haute Police officers…When they leave for their shift you hope and assume they’re going to come home, but there’s a chance they’re not… so give them a hug before they leave… IT was amazing just to see how many officers came from all over the state even hours away… It was great to see that,” spectator Brittany Jones said.
We heard from several Terre Haute Police officers during the funeral services, something that was a relief to the mood to hear is that Officer Pitts was fun loving and enjoyed the outdoors fishing with his daughter and had an uplifting personality making corny jokes, goofy dance moves that just made everyone like him.