“You don’t find much of that anymore, not anymore,” said Brown. “People will laugh, they’ll walk on, they’ll ask ‘Why don’t you?’ But not, ‘I will.’ ‘I’ll assist you’ So I thought that was very very well done on him,” Brown added.
Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch expects his officers to go the extra mile.
“The reality is, what Garrett did is what officers do throughout this country,” said Rausch. “We have a heart for service. [It’s] why we get into this profession in the first place.”
Fontanez has promised to continue mowing Brown’s lawn and keep an eye out for the thief.