Being both a father and a police officer at the same time is definitely a scary situation. They’re not just bothered by what could happen to them in the field; they must also think about what might happen to the ones they leave behind – if the worst comes to pass.
Weld County Deputy Sam Brownlee fell in the line of duty back in 2010 during a police chase, leaving his two sons devastated and grief-stricken. The two boys tried to keep as much memorabilia from their father as they possibly can. They were given his awards, the flag over his coffin, and loads of family pictures. Soon, they discovered something that definitely related to their dad’s career… his police car.
“It’d mean a lot to me and my brother. We’ve been through a lot,” said Tanner Brownlee.
Apparently, the car was about to be auctioned off for the benefit of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Brownlee boys knew what they had to do. They managed to get some money from their own pockets and GoFundMe, confident on getting the car.
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Unfortunately for the boys, the auction did not go that well for them. After a few raises, the price went up high too fast for them and they were immediately out of the race. You can see that disheartened look on Tanner’s face. The car ended up with a farmer by the name of Steve Wells.
Bidding at 60,000 dollars, Steve had the keys but he did the most surprising but also human thing any person could have ever done.
He walked over to Tanner and said, “Tanner? Here’s your car.”
Of course, the room was full of cheers, applause, and love. Who was he to the Brownlee boys? Apparently, just a stranger with a big heart. He even declined to take an interview! He just left the car to the brother, hugged him, and that was that.
Here’s the video of what transpired
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