For Kirsten, wedding planning was a bittersweet experience to say the least. The ceremony recently took place at the beautiful Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake, WA, but one of the most important people in the world wasn’t there: her father.
In 2009, Kirsten’s father, Deputy Walter “Kent” Mundell, Jr. of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, was killed in the line of duty. When it came time for Kirsten to plan the traditional father-daughter dance six years after her father’s passing, she didn’t know quite what to do. That’s when local law enforcement officers stepped in and did something so incredible that it’s now going viral.
Seattle Police Det. Don Jones walked Kirsten down the aisle. During the reception, three Pierce County sheriff’s deputies took turns dancing with Kirsten. With each new dance partner came more tears, more memories, and more emotion.
Photographer Angela Lyons shared her photographs on her Facebook page, and it’s impossible not to be touched by the moments she’s so beautifully captured…
Kirsten recently got married. Her father, Deputy Sheriff Kent Mundell, was killed in the line of duty in 2009. The thought of him not being there for her special day was heartbreaking, as was thinking about the father-daughter dance.
The ceremony, which took place at the Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake, WA, began with a silent tribute to Kirsten’s dad. A chair was placed in the front row, dedicated to the fallen hero.
Kirsten asked Seattle Police Det. Don Jones to walk her down the aisle and dance with her at the wedding reception that followed. But he wasn’t the only one given the honor of dancing with the bride…
During the traditional father-daughter dance, three Pierce County sheriff’s deputies took turns dancing with Kirsten. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Kirsten was moved to tears.
With each new dance partner came more tears, more memories, and more emotion.
The way in which these officers stepped in and provided Kirsten with comfort, friendship, and warmth is nothing short of remarkable.
Photographer Angela Lyons captured the beautiful photos which are now going viral. She says the photos truly speak for themselves, and she’s absolutely right.
Kirsten’s wedding gown was laced with blue ribbons down the back, an amazing tribute to her angel in blue. Deputy Mundell was there with his beautiful daughter in spirit.
What an incredible gesture of selflessness and kindness — and what a great way to honor a fallen hero and dedicated father. If you agree, please SHARE Kirsten’s story with your friends on Facebook.