(ABC NEWS) — Two Ohio police officers escorted the daughters of one of their fallen comrades to the girls' homecoming dance this weekend after their father was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this year.
ABC News reported Courtney, Brooklyn and Alycia lost their father, Officer Thomas Cottrell of the Danville Police Department, in Ohio, this past January.
Their mother, Anna Montgomery, told ABC News, "It was just amazing, I can't even put it into words." The mother added she asked one of her late husband's co-workers if he could escort her daughters to the high school dance. The department used an unmarked and patrol vehicle to escort the girls and their dates to the dance.
"They drove them to dinner and the dance, and then drove them home," Montgomery said of the police officers. "They kept just saying 'It's our honor, it's our honor.'" The brothers in blue definitely came through for the girls."
The officers waited at the school during the entirety of the dance, then drove the girls home when it finished.
"It made them feel a little more like Daddy was there," Montgomery told ABC News.