Police Officer Responds to Mom Stranded on Roadside With Blown Tire—Helps Her Get New Set for Free

By Epoch Inspired Staff
Epoch Inspired Staff
Epoch Inspired Staff
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July 13, 2021 Updated: July 13, 2021

A Cleveland police officer helped a woman and her son in a life-threatening situation after her car blew a tire and they were left stranded on the side of the road in late June.

Officer Bradley Colbaugh was called to the scene and found the woman, identified as Alyssa, with her 2-year-old son Karson, not only with a single flat tire, but with four severely worn, bald tires, which were so badly worn that they could have blown at any time.

It posed a serious risk for the mom while driving on the road.

He explained the danger to Alyssa and she understood the risks, but had no choice. She was getting ready to start a new job the next week, the Cleveland Police Department stated; Alyssa had visited five different tire outlets, hoping to set up a payment plan, until her first paycheck arrived, but without success.

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(Courtesy of Cleveland TN Police Department)

CPD Officer Colbaugh took it upon himself to act on the matter. He called up his good friend Bobby Wilson, owner of Finish Line Tire and Automotive, and they had her vehicle towed to the shop.

Not only did Wilson change the flat tire. He replaced all four tires for the mom, free of charge.

“Officer Colbaugh went above and beyond what he had to do,” Alyssa told the CPD. “It was definitely a blessing and helped us get back on our feet.”

Later, the Cleveland Police Department shared on Facebook the good deed their officer had done, adding that such acts are not the exception among their members.

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(Courtesy of Cleveland TN Police Department)

CPS captioned: “Our officers do things everyday that go unnoticed. While they do not seek attention for the things they do for others, it is always a great thing to remember to help others when you can. You may never know the magnitude of how you have changed someone’s life through a kind act, but many never forget.”

“Be kind and go the extra mile,” they added.

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Epoch Inspired Staff
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