California officers buy bike for teen who walks 2 hours to work each day

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BENICIA, Calif. — A California teen who walks more than four miles to and from work each day received an amazing and unexpected gift.

Several weeks ago, 19-year-old Jourdan Duncan was walking home from work when he was stopped by a Benicia police officer, according to KABC. After several minutes of conversation, he found out that Duncan walked to work each day while saving money for college and didn’t have a bicycle or car for transportation.

“During a late night patrol last week, one of our officers approached Jourdan Duncan, 19, walking in the Industrial Park area,” the police department said in a Facebook post. “After speaking to him, Cpl. Keffer found out that Jourdan walks two hours each way every day from Vallejo to go to work in Benicia because he doesn’t have a car and doesn’t want to burden anyone with a ride. Cpl. Keffer then offered him a ride home and got to know Jourdan better.”

After hearing his story, the department wanted to do something special for the teenager, so they bought him a new bicycle and helmet.

Duncan, who has been making the trek since May, says he was shocked and grateful for the bike.

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