GREELEY, CO - A Colorado man now has the keys to the patrol car that once belonged to his deceased deputy father, even after he was outbid on the vehicle, at a police auction.
Two boys have few things to remember their father by. Mostly photos and memories.
Tanner was 15 when his father, Deputy Sam Brownlee, was killed in the line of duty during a police chase in 2010, according to ABC Denver.
Tanner and his brother Chase recently began raising money to bid on their father's squad car; all money raised would go to C.O.P.S., Concerns of Police Survivors, which raises money for families of officers killed in the line of duty.
The Dodge Charger, with 147,000 miles, was valued around $12,500.
"If we do get it tonight, I kind of hope my mom will let me drive it around tonight," Tanner said before the auction.
Tanner and Chase raised about $3,000 dollars before the auction.
The bids escalated quickly, much past what Tanner could afford.
A local rancher made the winning bid of $60,000 and right as the auctioneer handed him the keys, he turned to Tanner and gave them to him.
Tanner said he was shocked and now plans to just donate his $3,000 dollars to C.O.P.S.