Officer Charlie Kondek was killed in Tarpon Springs, Florida, in 2014. This was a terrible accident.
Officer Kondek had left behind a heartbroken wife and teenage daughter.
The death of this man saddened everyone in the community.
Two years after the incident, Kondek’s daughter Aleena was going to River Ridge High School for the first time to go to the prom. Aleena was suffering from the loss of her father, who had died, at the same time that her friends’ parents were sending them off to college. But she didn’t know that her mother was planning something secretly.
Teresa Kondek arranged for her daughter to be accompanied by her late husband’s fellow officers, which she thought was the best option.
When Aleena got to the dance, the security guards were already waiting outside to walk her inside. Aleena was deeply moved by the surprise, and she was grateful to have the support of such a great group of people.
“They always say, ‘never forgotten,’ and I totally believe that,” she said to explain what she was thinking.