By Jack Day
A memento comes in many forms. Sometimes it can be a piece of jewelry, a photograph, or even a piece of clothing. Then other times it can be something even larger. For Tanner Brownlee it came in the form of a Dodge Charger that his late father drove as a Denver police officer.
He was killed in the line of duty in 2010 and ever since then Tanner and his brother have been trying to collect as many things as they can to remember him by. While they do have many items, nothing was quite as sought after as their father’s cruiser. So after some planning and money raising, the day arrived when the Weld County Sheriff’s Office was holding a vehicle auction to raise funds for C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors), a non profit whose mission is to provide assistance to the families of fallen officers.
One of the items up for bid was the Dodge Charger. As the bids reached into the tens of thousands of dollars, it was clear that the opportunity to own the keepsake had come and gone. Until something amazing happened. Watch the video to see how this somber story actually ends quite happily for Tanner and his brother.
What did you think was going to happen? I must say, whoever that was who made the final bid deserves some kind of recognition for his extreme act of kindness and charity. Tell us what you think and don’t forget to share this story with your family and friends.