Fishing trip brings together children of fallen first responders

GRIMES COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX) - On Friday afternoon, five kids kicked off their weekend with a fishing trip at Moody Farms.

All of them share something in common. They're children of fallen officers and firefighters.

A new program is pairing them with their parents' former colleagues during trips into the outdoors. It was started in February by Trinity Oaks and a Bryan police officer.

"We don't want these kids be forgotten about," said James Hauke, a Bryan police officer.

The kids participating say it's a time to step away from their normal routine.

Meadow Moses lost her father, Corporal Kevin Aigner, in 2011. He worked at the Travis County Constables Office Precinct 2. Meadow says losing her dad never gets easier, but spending the weekend with people who understand what she's been through helps.

"We're all a part of the blue blood family. We all experienced a loss, and we just get together sometimes to hang out," said Moses.

Ken Casaday is the President of the Austin Police Association. He's spending the weekend with the children of his former partner, Clay Crabb.

"We always promised each other that we'd take care of each other's kids if anything bad happened, and unfortunately, something did. He was killed in a car accident while on duty," said Casaday.