Hoosier thanks deputy for help with flat tire: ‘This man went above and beyond for his community’

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4 Fast Facts

  • Man thankful for help after sheriff’s deputy helps him change tire
  • SUV ended up with a flat tire in Logansports
  • Several vehicles and people passed by without helping
  • Deputy also called a friend to help put air in the spare

LOGANSPORT, Ind. – Some Hoosiers in need of a helping hand found one thanks to a Cass County sheriff’s deputy.

Jonathan Gordon said he and his wife were on their way back to Kokomo from Lake Shafer Sunday when they ended up with a flat tire on U.S. 24 near Logansport. They were hoping to spend the rest of the day with their 3-year-old daughter back home.

Gordon said he’d never taken the jack or tire off the 2004 Durango, and after 30 minutes, he wasn’t making much progress. Gordon said he was desperate for help and “tons of cars and people passed without even a second thought of helping.”

Then Deputy Branson Eber arrived. He got the jack unbolted from the truck and then wrangled the spare tire with Gordon’s help. After changing the tire, he noticed the spare was low on air. He called a friend who brought an air compressor.

“This man went above and beyond for his community and people,” Gordon told CBS4. “I never had seen an officer get underneath a vehicle to get my spare off the truck. This blew my mind.”

Gordon said he wanted to share the story because everyone should see the “class act” officers who perform acts of kindness on a daily basis without asking for recognition.

“I’m blessed God let our paths cross and feel like I met a lifetime friend.”

Gordon said the deputy’s actions allowed him and his wife to get home so they could spend the rest of the day with their little girl.

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