Fallen officer's daughter escorted to father-daughter dance by MPD

Fallen officer's daughter escorted to father-daughter dance by MPD
Published: Sep. 5, 2015 at 5:24 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2015 at 8:34 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis police officers gave the daughter of a fallen officer a chance she never thought she'd get when they escorted her to a father-daughter dance.

In July 2011, Officer Tim Warren was shot and killed in the line of duty. He was on a domestic situation call.

Warren is survived by his wife and two children.

Officer Warren's daughter Jewel received a father-daughter dance invitation. His wife reached out to Taylor Amen, wife of a MPD officer, and Donna Kirk, widow of a Memphis firefighter and founder of Our Fallen Heroes Foundation.

"All I saw was the smile on Jewel's face, and it just warmed my heart to be a part of something like that," Kirk said.

Amen and Kirk made contact with several people who assisted in making sure this little girl got a chance to go to the father-daughter dance. Holliday Flowers, Lynn Doyle Flowers, photographer Amanda Swain, West TN C.O.P.S., Our Fallen Heroes Foundation, and MPD helped make it all possible.

When Jewel was invited to the father-daughter dance, her mother knew Jewel couldn't go alone.

"I told her we'll do whatever we need to do. We'll get the C.O.P.S. together and we'll make this a very special day for Jewel," Kirk said.

Kirk, a widow to a Memphis Firefighter, called Andrea Woods, who's husband was killed in the line of duty seven years ago.

The two rallied together and surprised Jewel with not just one date, but six.

"I wish there was something there for our kids and that's what made it so important to do it for Jewel," Kirk said. "And we knew what it was like for our kids and we didn't want another family to miss out on that."

Warren's daughter was treated with a trip to Sweet and Sassy. She also received roses from the officers who participated and got to ride in a classic 1972 Cutlass Supreme.

"We know we cannot replace Tim, but we can be there for his family when we are needed. It was truly an honor," Officer Amen said.

"It was an honor to be able to attend this event and to help keep Tim's memory alive," Officer Pfeil said.

To learn more about West Tennessee C.O.P.S., click here.

To lean more about Our Fallen Heroes Foundation, click here.

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