Man Pays $60,000 For Late Cop's Car And Gives It To The Officer's Son

Almost five years ago, Colorado Deputy Sam Brownlee was killed in a shootout while on duty. His son Tanner was 15 at the time.

On Wednesday, Deputy Brownlee's old police cruiser, a 2010 Dodge Charger, was finally auctioned off.

The car, valued at $12,500, was put up for auction to raise funds for Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization helping to support families of police officers who were killed in the line of duty.

Tanner bid for the car, wanting to own something of his father's, but ultimately, local rancher Steve Wells won with a bid of $60,000.

When he won, Wells turned around and gave the keys to 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.

See a video of the inspirational moment up top.

Citations: Man Bids 60 000 For Fallen Deputys Car Gives It to Officers Son (Mashable)