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Police Chief’s Late Son Honored As Eagle Scout

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WHITE BLUFF, Tenn. - A summertime tragedy has come full circle. A Dickson teen killed in an accident was honored Thursday night.

In July, the White Bluff police chief responded to a call of a possible drowning and then learned the victim was his own teenage son. 17-year-old Caleb Holman died from the injuries he sustained in a swimming pool accident on July 4.

On Thursday, Caleb was honored during a ceremony of the Boy Scouts of America. Before his death Caleb was about to accomplish something only five percent of boy scouts do each year: earn the Eagle Scout rank.

In his honor, friends and family gathered in November to finish his Eagle Scout project. Together his family and fellow scouts built the bench and trash receptacles at Veteran's Memorial Park that Caleb envisioned.

"He had done all the planning, they knew what he was gonna do. I said I wanna finish his project, and they said okay," said Caleb's father.

Thursday's ceremony was just like that of any other Eagle Scout, except, Caleb's parents stood in his place.

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