Car gifted to 15-year-old son of fallen Detroit police officer

The Chevrolet Malibu's namesake, Darian Courts said, is in tribute to his father, who they called Batman


By Sarah Calams

DETROIT — The 15-year-old son of slain Detroit officer Loren Courts was given the keys to his very own “Batmobile” by a local dealership. 

The Chevrolet Malibu’s namesake, Darian Courts said, is in tribute to his father, who they called Batman. Loren Courts, who was shot and killed on July 6 after a gunman ambushed him, was saving up to buy a car for his son’s sweet 16 in December, WXYZ.com reported.

“This is just an amazing day for the Courts family out of tremendous sadness,” Detroit Police Chief James White said. “Our heart breaks for you every day. We love you.”

Darian’s car insurance is being covered by Detroit police and the Warthogs and Hired Guns motorcycle clubs, according to the report. The car, which Darian hand-picked, was donated by the dealership.

“My dad had the same type of car and I thought it would be nice to have,” Darian said.

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