Seymour police buy bike for child with autism

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4 Fast Facts

  • Someone stole family’s bike and their pull behind child trailer.
  • The family has a boy with autism and they use the bike everyday for mood stabilization.
  • The responding officer wanted to do something to help the family.
  • He pooled his money with several other officers and they bought the family a new bike and pull behind trailer.

SEYMOUR, Ind. – A group of Seymour police officers went above and beyond the call of duty when they bought a replacement bike for a 4-year-old boy with autism after someone stole the boy’s bike.

Seymour Police Officer Mike Payne responded to a report of a stolen bicycle and a pull behind double child trailer on April 28 from a family on the west side Seymour. The items belonged to a 4-year-old boy with autism and his family. The items were used on a daily basis to help in the treatment and mood stabilization of the child.

Officer Payne took it upon himself to help the family. He contacted the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 108 and Walmart. With their help and a squad fundraiser, Officer Payne was able to purchase both a new bicycle and pull behind child trailer for the family.

CBS4Indy would like to applaud everyone who helped the family: Officers Mike Payne, Devlin McMindes, Benjamin Miller, Jim Handley; Corporal Devin Cornwell; Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 108; and Walmart.

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