Vanessa Vega, age 8, received one of the best presents ever when she was escorted to school by her father’s law enforcement co-workers. These photos are amazing to witness as the unit drove Vanessa to school and set up a wall for her to walk past as her Knights in Shining blue.
Vanessa’s father was killed in the line of duty and if he wasn’t such a beloved father and partner this might not have happened. I love reading about stories like this because it strengthens my faith in the future of America.
Everything in this country isn’t going the way of the banana republic we keep hearing about. We still have heroes without capes that care for us and watch over us when we least expect it.
Vanessa looked so happy in these photos and I am so glad for her and her family.
Colleagues of a longtime California police officer gunned down in the line of duty earlier this month escorted his 8-year-old daughter to school on her first day back following his death.
More than a dozen officers showed up Monday morning to take Vanessa Vega to school. Vanessa’s father, Jose “Gil” Vega, was one of two Palm Springs officers slain Oct. 8 while responding to a domestic disturbance. The Palm Springs Police Department shared photos on Facebook of the smiling elementary school student greeting the officers.
KTLA in Los Angeles reported that Vanessa earned a standing ovation when she spoke at her father’s Oct. 18 memorial service. The girl told stories about how her father taught her to run, but always lost to her when they raced.
She also recalled him teaching her baseball and karate.
Vega, a 63-year-old father of eight, was months away from retirement when he was killed. The other slain officer, 27-year-old Lesley Zerebny, had just returned from maternity leave after giving birth to a daughter.
The suspected gunman, 26-year-old John Hernandez Felix, was taken into custody following a 12-hour standoff with police. The Los Angeles Times reported that Felix, an alleged gang member, was wearing soft body armor and was equipped with multiple high-capacity magazines when he surrendered.
Nobody can replace her dad but they will be by her side always. These men show Vanessa they have her back and hopefully she uses this to her advantage and does great things.
They all have a Heart of Gold, God Bless them all.
When you saw these pictures and read the story, what did you think about it? This is so touching don’t you think? Share your comments below and let me know of some good in your area.
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