After the accident, the Amarillo police force stepped up to the plate to take Scherlan’s youngest son, Jackson, to school on his first day of Pre-K. The video of them dropping him off was posted online to the Amarillo Independent School District’s Twitter sharing: “After losing his police officer dad, he has an army of stand-ins for this important first.” See the heartwarming moment below. shared. “I think Jackson really enjoyed having everyone here. Just to know that he’s still loved by the blue family and that they still care. Emotionally, it’s awesome to see.” It was equally as rewarding for the officers. “I’d give it all back just to have Justin here with his son,” said Officer Daniel Smith. “At least we can be here for him and let Jackson know that he always has someone to call on.” According to KSAT 12, Scherlan’s cause of death is pending until autopsy results are available.