Officer buys new bike for 13-year-old after his was stolen

Posted at 5:34 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 18:34:04-04

A 13-year-old boy has a new bike thanks to a Lacy Lakeview police officer. 

Lacy Lakeview police said that the teen was going to a store near his home to buy items for his mother. While in the store, police said the boy's bike was stolen. 

The stolen bike had been purchased by the teen with his own money earned by mowing yards and helping around his home. 

Officer Thomas Beasley with Lacy Lakeview police responded to the theft and used his own money to purchase a bike for the teen. 

"I want to personally express my appreciation and gratitude to Officer Beasley," said Lacy Lakeview Police Chief John Truehitt. "I am so blessed and humbled to work in a caring community and to be the Chief of an entire department of officers, dispatchers and civilians who exhibit what I’ve heard described as “Servant Leadership” which was put into action by Officer Beasley today."

The teen's original bike is described as a black BMX with foot pegs on the front and back, with white lettering that says "Nitro Circus."  Anyone with information should contact Lacy Lakeview police. 

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