The Son of a Deputy Killed in the Line of Duty Tries to Buy His Father’s Retired Squad Car at Auction

In 2015, 20-year old Tanner Brownlee of Greeley, Colorado became aware that the squad car that once belonged to his father, a Weld County Deputy killed in the line of duty, was being sold through auction, he started a GoFundMe page to raise money to bid on the car. Unfortunately, the bidding went far higher than Tanner could afford and finally sold for $60,000. Unbeknownst to Tanner however, the winner of the auction, a local rancher named Steve Wells, didn’t buy the car for himself.

As soon as the auctioneer handed Wells the keys, he turned to Tanner. “Tanner, here’s your car,” said Wells

via Denver7

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.