Vanessa Vega got a surprise visit from her father’s colleagues Monday morning.
The 8-year-old daughter of Palm Springs fallen officer Jose “Gil” Vega, met her outside her home and escorted her to school, police officials said.
The police department shared the heartwarming moments on Facebook and Vanessa is seen smiling in every photo.
Vanessa spoke at her father’s memorial service on Oct. 18, making guests laugh with story about how Vega taught her how to run, but she always beat him when they raced.
She said Vega taught her everything from baseball to karate and got a standing ovation after her poised speech.
Vega, 63, was killed along with Lesley Zerebny while responding to a disturbance call on Oct. 8. The 35 year veteran was due to retire in December and left behind a wife and seven other children.