Act of Kindness: Cop buys teen bike after finding out he walked 2 hours to work each day
19-year old Jourdan Duncan has been walking to work every day since his car broke down in May. The trek from his home in Vallejo to Pro-Form Labs in Benicia is two hours each way.
Duncan says he’s been trying to save his money to buy a new car. He didn’t really mind the walking and preferred not to ask others for a ride because he didn’t want to be “a burden.”
The teen told the local Fox affiliate that his father just had knee surgery and he didn’t want to bother him about a ride to work either.
But now Duncan is getting some help, thanks to a local police officer who took notice, KTVU reported
When Duncan finished the night shift at work on Sept 17 and started walking home, he was stopped by an officer with Benicia PD and the two started talking.
The officer couldn’t believe the teen was walking all the way from Vallejo to Benicia.
Cpl. Kirk Keffer was so impressed with the boy’s work ethic that he offered to give him a ride home that day. They talked about his hopes of one day becoming a police officer himself.
Keffer decided to take it one step further and buy him a new mountain bike. He and other members of the Benicia Police Officers Association surprised Duncan at work on Monday.
He was shocked.
“This bike is my best friend,” Duncan said. “I love this bike.”
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