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Fallen Austin officer's son gets heartfelt support at graduation

The son of a fallen Austin, Texas, officer graduated from McNeil High School on Friday. 

Though Mati Abdul-Khaliq's father wasn't able to be there, police showed up in uniform to congratulate him after walking across the stage. 

One by one officers lined up to give Mati a hug.

Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley tweeted out the video and said "Always family & never forgotten." 

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Officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq, Mati's dad, died in September 2016 after suffering from injuries caused in an accident during a funeral procession he was guiding. 

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