Your wedding is one of the biggest moments in life. It’s a commitment to forge a new path with someone you love and to have those who have supported you from birth to be around to celebrate. For Mikayla Wroten, it was a bittersweet day.
Most brides have their father walking them down the aisle. It’s quite a special thing for a daughter to be given away by her dad and it must have been hard for Mikayla. Her father, David, passed away in the line of duty when she was young.
Her dad died attempting to stop a young man on a crowded city street. The suspect had run away for unknown reasons leaving David sprinting after him to the Ohio River. The suspect left from a 15 foot high bank with David jumping in after him. David did not resurface and his body was found the next day.
Mikayla made sure her father’s presence was honored on the big day. She had a special seat reserved where he would have been sitting with his boots and a picture.