Law enforcement pays tribute to a soldier who died during his son’s football game

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A special night for ISP. Not just Indiana State Police, but Isaac Scott Patrick.

Isaac’s father, Scott Patrick, was an ISP soldier who was shot and killed in December 2003. His wife was six weeks pregnant with Isaac, who was born six months later.

Scott’s sacrifice was honored at Issac’s senior night on Friday.

Isaac never met his father.

Patrick’s father was shot and killed six months before he was born after being sent to help a driver on the side of the road.

“It’s a spitting image of him, whether it’s on a physical level or it’s his desire to serve and help others,” Melissa Patrick said.

Melissa Patrick is Isaac’s mother.

His initials, ISP, are the same as those of the work his father gave his life for.

18 years later, Issac is grown up and playing football at Christian Academy in Louisville.

And during senior night, Scott’s brothers in arms are all there.

“When the tragedy happened, it hit us all,” Detective Michael Jones said.

Michael Jones and Scott graduated from the academy together and were sent to the same position.

All these years later, Jones was at the last home game for his friend’s son.

“He doesn’t like much attention or fan fare, so it’s a lot tonight,” Melissa Patrick said.

With everything going on, Melissa said she was going to take it all in and enjoy one of her son’s last football games.

“For me, that’s probably one of the biggest things about tonight. Just for people who aren’t in law enforcement to see how badly these men and women aren’t doing it for the money, they don’t do it for the glory, they do it because they love and want to protect and serve the community,” Melissa said.

Like in a movie, CAL took the win by a score of 62-0.

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