When opinion changed in an instant!

In Greeley Colorado, the charitable organization C.O.P.S (Concerns of Police Survivors) that helps out the ones left behind when their policeman dies on duty held an auction to raise funds.  The car of one fallen officer was going to be auctioned off five years after he'd been killed in a shoot out.  The son of this officer went to the auction hoping to get his father's car.  He wanted it as a way to maintain a connection with his father for himself and his younger brother.  However his bid fell short of the bid of a wealthy rancher in the county.

          But the mood changed rapidly when after getting the keys from the auctioneer, this man turned and handed the keys to the son.

 

The winning bid of 60K (48K over valuation) all goes to the charity. 

 

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Comments (18)

  1. Somnium

    This was beautiful

    May 15, 2015
    1. SEC

      I thought so too

      May 15, 2015
  2. cjb321
    That is what makes this state so great!!! This was absolutely wonderful!!!

    May 15, 2015
    1. SEC

      a little state pride?

      May 15, 2015
      1. cjb321

        Ya darn tootin’!! lol

        May 15, 2015
        1. SEC

          LoL

          May 15, 2015
  3. noahbody

    tears…. so beautiful. See? Again my faith in humanity is affirmed.

    May 15, 2015
    1. SEC

      It helps when they are not ignored and spoken of

      May 15, 2015
      1. noahbody

        Yes it does.

        May 15, 2015
  4. belladora

    Renews my faith in humanity.

    May 15, 2015
    1. SEC

      Humans do have our moments

      May 15, 2015
      1. belladora

        I have found that true on this very sight

        May 15, 2015
  5. Bettymom

    Just Wow!

    May 15, 2015
    1. SEC

      That sums it well

      May 15, 2015
  6. belladora

    “Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit. ”

    —Robert J. Furey

    May 15, 2015
    1. pastormike

      beautifully put. AMEN!

      May 15, 2015
  7. BostonBill

    living only 50 miles from Greeley I took some pride in the fact that something like this happened. It shows that there is still some decent caring people left in this world. THIS IS HOWYOU TAKE SOMETHING SAD AND TURN IT INTO SOMETHING GOOD!!

    May 15, 2015
    1. SEC

      Yes

      May 15, 2015