A young man who recently lost his parents in a motorcycle accident had a pleasant surprise at his high school graduation ceremony. Nearly a week before Kazzie Portie was expected to graduate high school he received devastating news that his parents have died. His parents, Riley and Emily Portie were out riding their motorcycle when they were struck and killed by a drunk driver. Arriving at the scene of the incident was Officer Eric Ellison. He was tasked with giving the devastating news to the Portie family.
When Officer Ellison arrived to the Portie home, Purina wrote he found that only the couple’s 18-year-old son Kazzie was home. He had to break the tragic news to Kazzie and stayed to comfort him since he was the only one home at the time. Kazzie was clearly distraught by the news and mentioned that he was supposed to graduate high school in a week. Officer Ellison was very supportive of Kazzie, letting him know he still needed to go through with the graduation ceremony, noting that his parents would have wanted him to do so.
A week later, Office Ellison kept his promise to Kazzie. He came to the ceremony and stood on stage waiting for Kazzie to walk.