As kids, we look up to all sorts of older people.
For some of us, it’s firefighters, for others it’s professional surfers, and for a million other kids, it’s a million other professions.
For one young boy, it was police officers that he looked up to.
His name is Micah Schieber and he is no longer that little boy.
Now, Micah’s reasons for inviting cops to his party were extremely personal.
The reason that Micah loves the police so much is that his father was a police officer.
Unfortunately, Micah lost his dad when he was only six years old.
While running a marathon, Micah’s father had collapsed.
He passed away due to complications with his heart, leaving a wife and three kids behind.
Of course, this was a tough time for Micah and his siblings.
In the video below you can hear his mom speak about the tragic incident and the effect that it had on the family.
She noted that one of the hardest parts about it was watching her children grieve, knowing that there was no way that she could bring their father back.
There were hundreds of police officers that attended Micah’s father’s funeral.
This had a huge impact on Micah that has lasted until today.
He told Inside Edition, that having the police officers come to his house for his graduation party was a way for him to feel like his dad was still with him.
However, even though Micah sent out the invitations, he had no idea how many cops, if any, would show up.
To his surprise, eighteen officers pulled up to his house with lights flashing on their squad cars and smiles on their faces.
They lined up in Micah’s driveway and each took turns shaking his hand.
Micah had a surprise for the officers as well.
He put together party bags for each one of them and handed them out.
He also presented them with a gift that he had made in his welding class.
At Micah’s party, dozens of people were able to honor a person that they love and miss.
If you’ve ever lost someone close to you, be sure to honor them in the best way that you can.
That way, they can continue to live on through you and the memories that you share.
Check out the video below to see Micah and his late father’s fellow officers celebrate Micah’s graduation–as well as his father’s life!
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