Son Recieves Fallen Deputy's Patrol Car Thanks To A Kind Bidder
Tanner Brownlee lost his father, Sam Brownlee, when he was killed in the line of duty a few years ago. His Father's patrol car was being auctioned off for charity when Tanner was outbid by local ranger, Steve Wells.
After paying $60,000 for the car, valued at $12,500, Wells immediately handed the keys over to tanner with the simple words "Tanner, here is your car."
Tanner was 15 years old when he lost his father and had been raising money in order to buy the patrol car. However, not a penny of that money was spent after Wells made the kind donation.
“This is just so huge," Tanner said. "I mean, me and my dad built a fence and stuff, but having something I can use, and drive around that he drove around -- it just means a lot.”