Firefighter’s memory honored on his son’s first day of school

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Sullivan County, TN (WJHL) – A little boy got to go back to school in style because of a plan his father made before he passed away.

Back in May, Christopher Brooks of the Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department passed away after he got into a motorcycle accident.

Brooks passed away before he could continue a family tradition; to take his son to school in a fire engine.

According to Brooks’ wife, Jessica, Christopher often spoke of his father taking him to school in a fire engine when he was young and wanting to do the same for his son.

So in honor of Christopher’s memory, Assistant Chief Josh Kemp decided to make sure Brooks’ got to school in style.

Kemp escorted Cooper Brooks to his first day of Kindergarten this past Thursday, and described it as an emotional day.

“Doing that in his honor was pretty incredible to me,” Kemp said. “All of us at the fire station are like his uncles.  He has a very extended family now.  We’ll be with him for as long as he wants us to be.”

Christopher Brooks was 21 years old when he died.

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