When Colorado Deputy Sam Brownlee was killed on duty, his 15-year-old son, Tanner, was left behind to grow up without a father.
When his dad’s former police car was put up for auction to raise money for Concerns of Police Survivors – a charity to raise money for the families left behind when officers die – Tanner tried to bid for the 2010 Dodge Charger but was quickly priced out of the auction.
Local rancher Steve Wells ended up winning the auction for the car, which was valued at $12,500, after putting down a bid of $60,000. But instead of keeping the car for himself, he turned and handed the keys to Tanner, who was shocked at the amazing gesture.
This is just so huge, having something I can use and drive around that he drove around. It just means a lot.
It’s not often we hear stories like this, but this is really something. Amazing stuff.