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September 26, 2017
A police officer with a heart of gold searched the breakdown lane of Route 4 in New Jersey — on his own time — to find the engagement ring of a young bride-to-be.
Kimberly Garcia had lost her ring while changing a flat tire on the side of the busy highway in northern New Jersey, but didn't realize it had slipped off until she got home on Sunday. The distraught 27-year-old, whose wedding is set for August 2018, filed a report with the Paramus Police Department and returned to the scene the same day with a group of officers.
Despite their best efforts, they were unable to find the ring.
Obviously moved by Garcia's plight, Officer Jon Henderson was not ready to give up the search. On Monday, he returned to Route 4 during his free patrol time and meticulously scoured the breakdown lane where Garcia had been.
Before long, the officer had successfully located the ring and returned it to an ever-grateful Garcia.
The Paramus Police Department posted a photo of the officer and Garcia, whose brilliant smile reflects just how happy she is to have her engagement ring back on her finger.
The caption reads, in part, "The Paramus Police Department is ecstatic that Officer Jon Henderson was able to recover the lost engagement ring of Kimberly Garcia."
The post earned 1,300 Likes, 113 Comments and 43 Shares on Facebook.
Noted Facebook user Don Pierce, "Awesome job! No surprise here. Paramus PD is a class outfit."
Added Michael Dalton, "Excellent job!! Way to go above & beyond!!"
Bringing an amusing perspective to the story was Chris Balutis, who wrote, "I don't know which is more impressive. That he took the extra time to locate her ring or that she was changing her own flat on the side of Route 4!"
Credit: Image courtesy of Paramus Police Department.