An Austin police officer went beyond the call of duty to help an 18-year-old stuck on the side of the road. He bought him new tires and is now raising money to help fix his car.
An average day on patrol for police officer Jason Borne ends, with giving back.
“Solve so many problems with the simplest gesture. Anything that you can do, could really restore hope for people that maybe were hopeless or whatever else,” says Jason Borne, Austin Police Department, Highway Enforcement Unit.
His name might sound familiar. Like the movies, Borne is always ready to take action. Tuesday morning he was called out to help a stranded motorist who had a blow-out. It turned out to be an 18-year-old on his way to school.
“The wear on the tires had gone through the rubber, through the wire mesh and into the sub-layer before it just exploded while he was driving down …