Sam Brownlee was a Deputy in Colorado when he was killed in a shootout in 2010. He left behind two sons, Tanner and Chase. They didn’t have many tangible items to remember him by, so they take whatever they can get.
Five years after his death, Deputy Brownlee’s police car, a 2005 Dodge Charger, was put up for auction by the sheriff’s office to help fund an organization that helps families of officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Tanner and his brother decided to bid for it and raised the money by starting a GoFundMe site.
The bidding began and Tanner tried to outbid everyone else with the money that was raised. His limit came and went. He was outbid by a rancher named Steve Wells, who bid $60,000 on the Dodge Charger (worth $12,500). Tanner was distraught, but when Steve went to get the keys, he turned around and said, “Tanner, here’s your car.” Filled with emotion, Tanner hugged and thanked Steve.
A complete stranger to the Brownlee family, Steve gave Deputy Brownlee’s sons a priceless gift they can cherish and remember their father by.
Watch the emotional video below.
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