Fallen Cop's Brother Officers Stand In At His Daughter's Wedding

Grab the tissues.

On Dec. 21, 2009, Pierce County, Wash. Deputy Sheriff Kent Mundell was shot while responding to a domestic violence call. 

The Seattle Times reported that he was taken off life support a week later after physicians informed his family that he had no chance of recovering. 

Mundell, a 10-year veteran of the sheriff's department, left behind a grieving wife, 16-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son. 

He was 44 years old. 

His daughter, Kirsten, got married this month.

Her wedding photographs were taken by Seattle photographer Angela Lyons, who witnessed something incredibly and profoundly moving that day. She shared those images on Facebook.

A silent tribute to her father took his seat.

I cannot express how honored I am to have been a part of this day.

Posted by Angela Lyons Photography on Sunday, September 20, 2015

His friend, Seattle Police Officer Don Jones, walked her down the aisle.

Kirsten asked Don to walk her down the aisle, and dance with her for the father-daughter dance.

Posted by Angela Lyons Photography on Sunday, September 20, 2015

But as Angela Lyons was about to find out, there was more in store for the bride.

"I felt these photos from tonight's wedding needed their own album, " Lyons wrote on her Facebook page. "For the Father-Daughter dance, four Pierce County Sheriffs showed up to take turns dancing with Kirsten. I'm not good with words so I will let the photos do the talking ..."

She began the traditional father-daughter dance with Officer Jones ...

Followed by her dad's brother officers and friends ...

Each of whom honored Deputy Mundell in the most meaningful way possible ...

By making sure that his duties to his family were fulfilled ...

And that his daughter would be in good hands.

For information on how you can help honor the fallen heroes of law enforcement, please visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. 

(H/T: IJ Review@Dowzerw)


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