Boy's bike stolen, police officer buys him new one

Boy's bike stolen, police officer buys him new one
Officer Leighton King
Officer Leighton King
Thomasville Police Department
Thomasville Police Department
Officer went to Walmart to buy new bike.
Officer went to Walmart to buy new bike.

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A Thomasville boy has a brand new bicycle after a police officer went above and beyond his regular duties.

A few weeks ago at a 4-H event, 9-year-old Kyle Keith won a bike, something he's always wanted but his family could never afford.

Shortly after he brought it home, someone stole it.

Keith's mother called police, and what happened next gave Kyle an even bigger surprise.

Officer Leighton King with the Thomasville Police Department said, “I just went to Walmart, and walked to the bike section.  I saw the bike, the exact way he described it.  Name and everything. And I just got it.  It really touched me, because I knew how much the bike meant to the kid.”

Officer King said he was just doing what he thought was right, helping the community any way he could.

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