The family of fallen Marine Rylee McCollum was honored with a police escort in Wyoming, according to the Teton County Sheriff’s Office.
The Teton County Sheriff’s Office posted a video of the escort to Facebook. Residents gathered and waved flags as police cars drove through the streets.
“Officers from the Jackson Police Department, U.S. Marine Corps and Teton County Sheriff’s Office escorted Rylee McCollum’s family into Jackson today. Rylee was one of the 13 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 26. McCollum was a former student of Jackson Hole High School, graduate of Summit Innovations School and high school wrestler. He was also a brother, son, friend, husband and soon-to-be father to a baby due in three weeks,” the sheriff’s office wrote. (RELATED: These Are The US Service Members Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice In The Kabul Attack)
McCollum’s mother spoke out after her son’s death, saying “my son did die in vain. This was an unnecessary debacle. It could have been handled properly. They had months and months to remove everyone from Afghanistan and they chose not to.”
“He was so excited to be a dad, and he was going to be a great dad,” McCollum’s sister said.
McCollum’s family met with President Joe Biden, who said their interaction with him felt “scripted and shallow.”