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New Jersey Officers Get New Bike for Boy After His was Stolen

July 06, 2018  | 

Officer Ryan Sestanovich and "Q," the 13-year-old boy who Sestanovich helped to replace his stolen bike. (Photo courtesy of Westwood PD / Facebook)
Officer Ryan Sestanovich and "Q," the 13-year-old boy who Sestanovich helped to replace his stolen bike. (Photo courtesy of Westwood PD / Facebook)

Officers from the Westwood (NJ) Police Department recently delivered a new bicycle to a 13-year-old boy who discovered one morning that his had been taken from his front porch.

According to NorthJersey.com, when Ryan Sestanovich — a special police officer with the department — learned of the theft, he immediately remembered when he was 13 and the same thing happened to him.

"He had souped-up his hand-me-down bike and it was a gut-punch when it was stolen out of his backyard," according to the newspaper.

Sestanovich said. "I thought, if I'm in the position to reverse that feeling and give the kid a bike, I’m going to do my best to do that."

Sestanovich began to network to have the bike replaced. A brand-new, blue Mongoose BMX bike was donated anonymously by a shop in town.


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