The son of a fallen Weld County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to win his father’s squad car at auction but he is sadly outbid by a stranger…then the story takes a heartwarming twist.
Weld County Deputy Sam Brownlee, was killed in the line of duty after a police chase in 2010. Brownlee left behind a wife and two boys Tanner and his brother Chase.
With not much to remember their dad by, Tanner had hoped to win his father’s Dodge Charger. The Charger was being auctioned off by The Weld County Sheriff’s Office to raise money for C.O.P.S. — Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization that provides services for survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
Tanner had a little more than $2,500 he had raised through a GoFundMe page to place on the vehicle who’s estimate Kelly Blue Book value was $12,500. But as soon as the auction began, the bidding quickly jumped to $60,000.
The car was eventually won by a Mr. Steve Wells who surprised everyone when he handed the keys over to Tanner who immediately became overwhelmed with emotion.
The world needs to be filled with more of this kindness. What an amazing gesture by a total stranger.