Sullivan residents show up in force to pay respect to Officer Pitts

"He went to work every day to support us and make sure that we're safe in the community. Without him, some of us may not be safe...and we are because of people like him."

Posted: May 10, 2018 6:13 AM
Updated: May 10, 2018 7:49 AM

SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTHI) - They say actions speak louder than words.

If that's the case, you could say the action of the community of Sullivan spoke loudly on Wednesday.

"He went to work every day to support us and make sure that we're safe in the community. Without him, some of us may not be safe...and we are because of people like him," Community member Brandon Spears said.

There were flags of honor and signs of gratitude.

Everyone coming out to show what Officer Rob Pitts meant to this community.

"His honesty, his loyalty, but primarily his friendship to not only me but to almost everybody in this town. He means so much to so many people that he's going to be missed terribly," Henry Bobe said.

Many waited hours to give their respects...and then finally, the procession made it's way to Sullivan.

The silence reflected the respect Officer Pitts had from this community.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 28°
Robinson
Scattered Clouds
38° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 29°
Indianapolis
Broken Clouds
30° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 18°
Rockville
Broken Clouds
30° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 19°
Casey
Broken Clouds
36° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 28°
Brazil
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 28°
Marshall
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 28°
Windy & Colder
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Thursday Afternoon Weather

Image

Shamrock 5k Downtown Greencastle, In March 7th

Image

Thursday Morning Weather Update

Image

Domestic violence awareness

Image

Linton Loogootee at BLF

Image

Wednesday Late Forecast

Image

Indiana Gaming Commission not expected to decide on Terre Haute's casino at next meeting

Image

What is Discrimination? ISU Presentation

Image

Cody Zeller special shoes

Image

Hey Kevin 2-26

WTHI Events