Son of fallen officer arrives for first day of kindergarten in style, atop police horse

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Kevin Will Jr.’s father, Officer Kevin Will, 37, was killed in 2011 while responding to an accident. Will was killed when he was struck by an intoxicated driver at the scene.

Mom Alisha Will recently asked officers if someone could help walk her son, 5, to school on Tuesday on his first day and was unprepared for the big response she got, The Associated Press reported. 

Almost 100 officers showed up at the family’s home in Tomball, Texas outside Houston, for the mile horseback ride to Wildwood Elementary School.

“I think he was way overwhelmed today,” Will told the Houston Chronicle. “But he was excited about kindergarten, and I talked to him about the officers being here because his daddy couldn’t.”

Alisha Will was pregnant when her husband was killed. Kevin Will Jr. was born three months after his father died.

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The driver who struck and killed Will was sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to intoxication manslaughter, news outlets reported.

Kevin Will Jr., 5, the son of slain Houston police officer Kevin Will, sits on top of a horse as he is escorted to his first day of school by Houston police and other officers Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Cypress, Texas. Officer Kevin Will died in May 2011 after being hit by a vehicle at the scene of an unrelated wreck. His wife was pregnant at the time. 
Photo: Michael Ciaglo/AP

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