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Heartwarming moment police officers accompany murdered cop’s son to his first day of school

This is the heartwarming moment police officers from a local station house in Puerto Rico accompanied the youngest son of a murdered cop to his first day of school.

A team of four officers escorted Robert Matthew Medina to school in Ponce on Monday.

Medina was just eight months old when his police officer father Roberto Medina-Mariani was shot dead at the age of 34 by a mugger three years ago.

Touching video shows the moment the boy, who will turn four in a couple of months, arrived at the school in a squad car.

He was joined on the early morning ride to school by another boy, and both were applauded by an honor guard of officers as they entered the building. 

The footage was posted by the department to their Facebook page, explaining that the gesture was to honor the memory of their fallen colleague.

Officer Mediana-Mariani had been off-duty inside Herol Café in Ponce on September 11, 2017 when Cristian Serrano-Delgado drove up to the eatery with two accomplices, Jonathan Valentin-Santiago and Rubén Miró-Cruz.

Valentin-Santiago and Miró-Cruz went up to four individuals and announced the robbery, taking the jewelry and money from the customers while also robbing the restaurant. 

Mediana-Mariani, who served in the National Guard and was on the police force for six years, then opened fire at the suspects and shot one.

One of the robbers returned fire, and killed the off-duty cop.

Serrano-Delgado was sentenced 30 years in jail after he was found guilty of murder and robbery.

Valentín Santiago received a 32-year and four-month sentence while Rubén Miró-Cruz was sent to prison for 24 years and six months. 

Mediana-Mariani, who was posthumously ascended to sergeant after his death, was survived by his wife, son Robert, and daughter, Iris Nahir.

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