Bro Of The Year Pays $60,000 At Auction For Late Cop’s Squad Car, Hands Keys To Officer’s Son–Tissues Anyone?

by 4 years ago
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Five years ago, Colorado Deputy Sam Brownlee was killed in a shootout while on duty. His son, Tanner, was 15-years-old at the time of the tragedy. Tanner’s father gave him his motorcycle jacket on the day he died, but it no longer fits.

The Wells County Sheriff’s Office auctioned his father’s retired squad car, a 2010 Dodge Charger, to raise money for Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization helping to support families of police officers who were killed in the line of duty.

The car, which had 147,000 miles, was valued at $12,500. Tanner threw his hat in the ring for it but was quickly outbid by the bigger players in the room, namely local rancher Steve Wells.

Wells coughed up $60,000 for the car and immediately turned around and handed the keys to a stunned Tanner.

Tanner said,

“This is just so huge, having something I can use and drive around that he drove around. It just means a lot.”

I swear this office gets dustier and dustier every day.

Can all the heroes in the room please raise their hands?

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[H/T Elite Daily]

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