VIDEO: Westfield Officers Attend Roselle Park Boy's 8th Grade Graduation in Place of Fallen Father

Officers with the Westfield Police Department attended a young boy’s 8th grade graduation ceremony in place of his father, a former police officer with the department who died in May.

Officials say as Eric Lieberman Jr., walked up on stage to receive his diploma, Eric Lieberman Sr.’s former colleagues enter from the right side of the stage through a side door and surprise Eric.

Police say Lieberman Sr. died on May 22nd and the Westfield Police Officers were on hand to support and surprise Eric.

The video captures the crowd giving Eric a standing ovation as they cheered his name.