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Those who work in law enforcement can sometimes get a bad wrap, most because they're there to enforce the law. It's in their title. But when it comes right down to it, they're just like you and me. They live where we do, they have kids and families and they care about their communities and the people in them.

If you want an example of the kind of caring, you'll find none better than Deputy Darren Cyr of the York County Sheriff's Office.

15-year-old Brady Knudsen of Parsonsfield had his bike stolen from the apartment he lives in and Deputy Cyr conducted a search for Brady's bike, following leads but didn't have any luck. The bike was nowhere to be found.

This was a huge loss for Brady because he relied on that bike as his transportation to get to his job at Village Variety. I was a teenager once too and I know how important those first jobs are to help earn some money you need to go to college.

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Deputy Cyr wasn't going to let Brady go without a bike when he needed it to work, so he went out and bought him a new one that was the exact same model and even color of the bike that was stolen.

If whoever stole Brady's bike is reading this, you're a jerk. Luckily for Brady, there are people in this world much better than you. Big kudos to Deputy Cyr for going above and beyond for the people in the community he serves.

This is the side of law enforcement that happens more often than you might think. Next time you get that ticket for speeding, keep in mind that that officer is just doing their job and are likely just as generous and caring about their community as Deputy Cyr.

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