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Sheriff's Detectives Fix a Flat

(La Porte, IN) - Here's a feel-good story from your local Sheriff’s Department.  One local woman is thankful today for a couple of La Porte County deputies.


On Tuesday a woman on her way to work suffered a flat tire near the La Porte County Government Building. Unbeknownst to her, she pulled into Sheriff John Boyd’s parking spot while she sought help.


According to a Sheriff’s Department post, the hard-working mother of several children, including twin five-year-olds, did not have to wait long before officers got their Boy Scout on and jumped to her aid.


Detective Austin Howell, who was walking by, quickly recognized the situation and drove the woman to her place of work.


Returning in no time flat, Detective Howell and his supervisor Detective Sergeant Scott Boswell changed the tire. Howell returned the woman to her car during her lunch break, but not before filling the car with bags of goodies for her kids.


According to sources, Sheriff Boyd did not mind giving up his parking spot for the morning.

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