Keagan Hurt was visiting in Sarasota, Florida, when what he thought was a routine traffic stop turned into something much more. Four motorcycle officers circled the 16-year-old’s car and told him to exit his vehicle. Once out, the officers shook Keagan’s hand, introduced themselves, and presented him with their unit coin.
“At that point it was emotional, every time I’d hear a motorcycle it’s my dad coming home,” said Keagan.
Keagan’s father was a motorcycle officer. On November 16, Keagan found him unresponsive in his sleep. He pulled his dad to the floor, called 911, and began trying to administer CPR. He had died in his sleep.
The Sarasota officers had never met Keagan or his father, but wanted to reach out to let him know he’s not alone.
“His father was a motor officer, we’re motor officers, one big family,” said Officer Kennedy of the Sarasota Police Department.
Keagan keeps the coin is his wallet as a reminder of his father and of the blue family he has out there.
“I appreciate them. They showed me how broad the blue family is. I will remember it for the rest of my life. They’ll be my family forever,” said Keagan.