Police officers escort fallen comrade's daughters to dance
The daughters of a fallen police officer in Michigan were sad that they would be unable to attend a daddy-daughter dance put on by their school district, but as HLN reports, they were in for a sweet surprise.
'Patrick O'Rourke was killed in the line of duty two years ago. Last Saturday, three of his buddies on the West Bloomfield police force escorted his three daughters to the dance.'
O'Rourke became the first West Bloomfield officer killed in the line of duty when he responded to a domestic disturbance call in September 2012. WJBK has more from the scene:
'Four officers went in calling Ricky Coley's name, but as they reached the second floor, gunshots ripped through the bedroom door, striking Officer Patrick O'Rourke in the neck.'
Now, O'Rourke's three girls, young son and wife are still trying to adjust to life without him. Fortunately, O'Rourke's comrades stepped up when his daughters needed dates to their school's daddy-daughter dance on February 1st. WILX has more.
'Eileen asked Officer Art Smith to be her date, Officer Derek Case took Mary and little Andrea danced the night away with Officer Joe Miller.'
WSVN says it was a night to remember both for O'Rourke's daughters and their dates.
The story has since gone viral and is getting a lot of love on Facebook. One person wrote:
'So awesome. With so much negativity these days so heart-warming to hear of something so incredibly special. Love the West Bloomfield PD! But I think they were the lucky ones getting to spend the evening with 3 beautiful ladies!'
We certainly agree.