Jewel Warren’s father, police officer Tim Warren, was shot and killed in 2011 in the line of duty. The cop from Memphis, Tennessee, was one of the responding officers to the scene of a domestic dispute. Although she lost her father, Jewel learned that she is not without fatherly love after she received an invitation from her school to attend a special father-daughter dance.
According to reports, Jewel, who is only eight years old, was initially very distraught by the invitation. After all, without a father of her own to take her who would be her escort?
That’s when not one, but six of her father’s former colleagues stepped in. Jewel’s mother reached out to the Memphis Police Department and explained the situation.
Several officers were more than happy to fill the role of father, and attended the school dance with her.
“We know we cannot replace Tim, but we can be there for his family when we are needed,” said one of the six officers who accompanied her. “It was truly an honor.”
Jewel was presented with six long stem roses, one from each officer, and was given a ride in a 1972 Cutlass Supreme. Local florists even donated boutonnieres for the officers, and a corsage for Jewel.
In a statement on Facebook, the Memphis Police department said:
“Officer Warren was survived by his wife and two children who will never be able to enjoy the every day experiences with their father/husband due to this horrific incident. Warren’s life was taken while he was attempting to keep our city and the citizens of Memphis safe. His family and fellow officers will never forget his ultimate sacrifice.”