Boy salutes fallen deputy's memorial in touching photo after raising nearly $7K for family

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A touching photo shows a young Indiana boy saluting a memorial for a deputy killed in the line of duty. The child raised thousands of dollars for the deputy's family by selling hot cocoa and lemonade.

(FOX NEWS) – An Indiana boy who raised nearly $7,000 for fallen Deputy Jacob Pickett’s family was captured in a touching photo saluting the officer’s memorial on Sunday.

Malachi Fronczak, 6, of Kokomo, spent the weekend selling hot cocoa and lemonade to help the family of Pickett, who was shot and killed in early March while attempting to apprehend a suspect. Pickett was the first officer killed in the line of duty from the Boone County Sheriff's Office since 1935.

Malachi raised nearly $7,000 — $5,200 on Friday and $1,750 on Saturday — after selling the beverages for four hours, FOX 59 Indianapolis reported.

"It's wonderful. Anytime your kids have a big heart, want to serve others, I think it's important as a parent to support that. It's great to see him out wanting to do that," Jason Fronczak, Malachi’s father, told FOX 59.

Malachi and his family went to Boone County to visit a memorial set up for Pickett, where the photo was captured.