SC police department wears superhero shirts to honor 6-year-old school shooting victim

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Mauldin Police Department)

MAULDIN, S.C. — A South Carolina police department is doing their part in honoring a 6-year-old student who was killed during a school shooting last week.

A photo posted on the Mauldin Police Department‘s Facebook page shows three officers standing stand-by-side with their uniform tops unbuttoned, exposing superhero shirts.

The picture was published with the caption “Showing our support! #townvillestrong #prayerforjacob”

Jacob Hall, the student who was killed during a school shooting at Townville Elementary School on Sept. 28, had a visitation meant for a hero on Tuesday as people attended the ceremony dressed in their favorite character’s costume.

Little Jacob is expected to have a superhero-theme funeral on Wednesday.

“I don’t want suits and ties and all that,” said Jacob’s mother Renae Hall. “There will be a lot of children there and I don’t want it to be scary for them.”