A bittersweet first day of school
fortified by a big boost
from the men and women in blue.
Like any 5-year-old, for Jake Nealy,
first day of kindergarten
is a big deal.
It's also a day
his dad had hoped to see.
Sergeant Bill Nealy of the West Palm
Beach Police Department
lost his battle with cancer last year.
One of his final wishes
was for his work family
to take care of his family at home.
He asked if we could take Jake
to his first day of school.
So when Jake and his mom Heather
at Crystal Lakes Elementary School
this line of blue was waiting
to cheer Jake on.
His dad's fellow officers
accompanying Jake to his classroom.
Crush it, Jake.
High-fiving him along the way.