There are no words to describe the deep devastation that happens when a loved one is suddenly taken away. This moment came way too soon for Colorado resident Tanner Brownlee and his family; when Tanner was just 15 years old, he received news that his father, Deputy Sam Brownlee, was killed during a police chase. Since that horrifying day, Tanner has tried to accumulate as many pieces of his dad's life that he can find.
Nearly five years after Brownlee was killed, Tanner and his brother set their sights on securing their father's old police car, a Dodge Charger. After setting up a GoFundMe page to raise money to bid on his dad's car, Tanner and his brother attended the Weld County Sheriff's Office auction and bid for the Charger. It soon became clear that Tanner would need a lot more money if he wanted to take his dad's old car home. The bidding soon reached a whopping $60,000 and was sold to a Mr. Steve Wells, but the event didn't end there. As soon as Wells was handed the keys, he turned to Tanner and said, "Tanner, here's your car." Tanner dissolved into tears as he accepted the man's gracious gift.
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