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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jason Ellis' wife Amy and their two sons Parker and Hunter got VIP access to the field Tuesday night.
They were invited in part because Tuesday was police Officer Appreciation Night.
Ellis' picture was shown on the jumbotron before the game.
And the best part?
One of his sons, Parker Ellis, got to throw the first pitch and was named team captain for the game.
He was so excited. He got to shake hands with players and umpires and even got some autographs afterwards.
The family chose not to do media interviews.
We talked to another police officer who says the law enforcement community is like a tight family and when something happens to one of them, they all react.
"We all took the oath to serve and protect. If anything happens to any of us it's a stroke against all of us as a community and it hurts even though we don't know these people," says Orlando Smith, District 4 Cincinnati Police.