It”s always a tragedy when an officer is killed in the line of duty. They leave behind a legacy, and oftentimes, they leave behind a family as well. They”re the ones who are left to pick up the pieces.
Tanner Brownlee lost his father nearly five years ago after a car chase came to a tragic end. After Tanner learned that his father”s squad car would be put on the auction block, he decided to try and buy the car for himself to bring home the last physical token of his father”s legacy.
Tanner started a GoFundMe project and raised money to buy the car from the Weld County police force.
Unfortunately, the car was too expensive for Tanner to afford. However, farmer Steve Wells bid $60,000 on the car (which had a value of $12,500) and promptly gave Tanner the keys to the vehicle upon winning.
Watch Tanner”s story below to see how Mr. Wells changed this grieving son”s life.
(via WPVI-TV ABC 6)
Tanner now gets to drive the same car his dad drove when he was an officer. One man”s selfless act of kindness will be remembered in this town for many years to come.