As per his family, a father from Virginia, who died by suicide upon discovering that he had unintentionally left his toddler inside a hot car, committed the act as a sign of “devotion and love.”
On June 28, 2022, in Chesterfield, Virginia, Aaron Beck, 37, shot himself on the same day that his 18-month-old son, Anderson, passed away after being left inside a car. This sorrowful event marked a tragic incident.
The sorrowful family of Aaron expressed that the mourning father demonstrated an act of deep devotion and love by sacrificing his life for his son.
According to reports, when the police arrived at Aaron’s house, they found the car parked in the driveway with the back door still open, and the car seat of the child was unoccupied.
The lifeless body of Anderson was found inside the house, and Aaron was found dead in a wooded area located behind his house due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to the New York Post, the obituary for both father and son described Anderson as an “intelligent little boy” who “brought his family together and was deeply loved by his parents and surrounding family.”
Aaron, who worked as a draftsman, was described in the obituary as a kind, generous, and caring person who had a special bond with his son. His love for his son was a reflection of the limitless potential of fatherhood and the human heart.
PICTURED: Virginia father who shot himself dead outside family home after he accidentally left his 18-month-old son to die in a hot car when he went to work https://t.co/MWKyIKEOXh— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) July 6, 2022
As of now, a GoFundMe campaign has raised over $7,000 to assist Aaron and Anderson’s family in covering funeral costs.
It reads: “Tuesday morning there was a devastating tragedy that took a father and child away from my dear friend in one instant. While some expenses are being covered this is not something that can be adequately planned for. This GoFundMe is being started to help lift some of the financial burden from her shoulders. Thank you so much for your support through this unimaginable tragedy.“
According to Chesterfield County officer Chris Hensley, “This is a horrible tragedy on so many levels and our hearts go out to the family and friends that are going to deal with this.
“But we would be remiss to not take an opportunity for people to realize how important it is to obviously check your vehicles.”
As a responsible reminder, it is crucial to check vehicles twice before traveling with young children to prevent any unfortunate incidents.