Boy Celebrates 8th Birthday With Emotional Tribute To Fallen Officer Father
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On March 22, 2011, Senior Police Officer Buddy Christian was shot and killed while responding to an attack on a fellow officer. The 34-year-old Georgia cop left behind a wife, Melissa, daughter, Callie, and son, Wyatt.
To honor his father’s legacy, Wyatt celebrated his eighth birthday this October with a special remembrance photo shoot.
Photographer Mary Lee took pictures of Wyatt with some of his father’s belongings, like his badge, hat and boots ― as well as the folded American flag the family received at Buddy’s funeral.
Melissa told The Huffington Post that remembrance photo shoots have become a tradition in her family. “When Buddy was killed it was very hard to have family pictures and birthday pictures done without him in them,” she said. So, during their first family photo session after Buddy’s death, they posed with the folded flag and a photo of him in uniform.
“We took some pics without them and some with,” she said. “It was a great way to include him in our pic
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