Inside the gloom and doom that's regurgitated from most of our news outlets daily comes a story about a unique and remarkable man in Simsbury.

Kayle "Rooster" Knight decided to memorialize fallen police officers on his 2010 Scion XB automobile. Knight explained to the Hartford Courant that he got sick and tired of hearing people constantly dumping on the police.

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Knight took it upon himself to decal the names of police officers and canines who had died in the line of duty through the end of September on his 2010 Scion XB.  You might notice that his license plate reads, "FALLEN."

His Scion currently includes the names of 347 officers, troopers, and police canines, along with their ranks and the states where they served. He makes sure to update the terms every month.

The names of Connecticut police officers are reserved for the hood of his Scion. Check out this beast of a car before the decals!

Courtesy of the "Rooster's" FB Page...
Courtesy of the "Rooster's" FB Page...

At the age of 18, he was told he had ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, and wouldn't be around past 21. At the tender age of 50, even though he's disabled, he's able to travel to 20-40 car shows every year, which keeps him happy and busy.

Knight grew up as the son of Virginia Beach police officers' parents, which is why law enforcement officers hold a soft spot in his heart and always have.

His disease has made his left arm useless, so all of the work he does is with only one arm. Knight has become friends with many of Simsbury's police officers that have said, "We thank Rooster for his years of support and honoring the lives of the fallen!"  

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