Betsy Warren, Jewel's mom, was concerned about her daughter and wanted to help her with her sadness. She contacted Donna Kirk, a widow of a Memphis firefighter and founder of Our Fallen Heroes Foundation, which assists families of first-responders. Kirk put Warren in touch with Memphis Police Department representatives, who put the request to the officers to attend the dance with Jewel.
Six men said that they would do it, and they weren't the only ones who wanted to help. Local businesses donated flowers, and Amanda Swain, a photographer, donated her time to capture Jewel's magical night. A regional police association also donated money for Jewel's dress and transportation to the dance, which was a 1972 Cutlass Supreme.
On the night of the dance, each officer brought Jewel a long-stemmed red rose. They all took turns dancing with her while Swain snapped photos.
"We know we cannot replace Tim, but we can be there for his family when we are needed," Officer Amen said. "It was truly a honor."
Jewel seemed to have a wonderful time if the pictures are any indication. She danced the night away, and the experience hopefully helped to ease some of her pain about her dad.
"They most definitely made sure that night will never be forgotten," Amanda Swain told Today.com. "I know I won't forget it, and I'm positive Officer Warren smiled several times as he looked on from above."