Teen Shocked By Encounter With Cop On A Back Road - Can’t Believe Where He’s Taken

When one teen's car broke down, he took to walking seven miles back and forth to work each day. Local police wanted to reward him for being such a hard worker, so they presented him with a gift.

Police Cpl. Kirk Keffer was patrolling and caught sight of the teen dressed in black in the middle of the night walking down dark streets in an industrial district. The officer stopped the teen to question him, and the young man explained that he was walking home from work.

Jourdan Duncan, 18, had been walking back and forth to work ever since his car broke down. He didn't want to lose his job, even though it was a two hour trek each way.

Keffer offered Duncan a ride that night, and the officer learned the teen recently graduated high school. He got an entry-level job at a nutritional lab and was hoping to go to college. The teen wanted to be a police officer.

Keffer and Duncan exchanged phone numbers. Keffer told his supervisor and colleagues at the police department about the young man and his work ethic. He was hoping they could do something for him.

“He’s like, ‘We can’t get him a car.’ So I thought what about a bike? He’s like, ‘Yeah, absolutely,’” Keffer explains.

The police association unanimously voted to allocate funds for a good mountain bike that could 'attack the hills' Duncan faced on his journey. They went to the teen's job to surprise him with the gift.

“We said, ‘Hey, we just want to recognize you for your hard work and dedication. A lot of people your age don’t have that. We just wanted to reward you and help you with your commute back and forth and we hope you will accept this bike on our behalf',” Keffer explained.

Duncan recalls he couldn't believe it. “I was just thinking, ‘Is this really for me'?”

Keffer started a GoFundMe campaign for Duncan's college education and has raised nearly $10,000. Everyone seems very impressed by the teen's ambition. “Most people use distance and not having a car as an excuse not to find a job. This kid — it wasn’t an obstacle. He just wanted to get to work,” said Keffer.

Source: Fox 59
Photo: Mad World News

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