Being a cop was a good life for Brooklyn Center police commander Brian Peters. So this week he gave away the money he earned on his last day on the job, KARE 11 says.
Peters bought gift cards from retailers, then spent the day giving them out to people.
“I am just looking for anyone that may be coming in with kids and surprise them with an extra $50 to get some groceries,” he told the station. “The citizens and city have been wonderful to me. I am very blessed so it feels good to always give back.”
Peters is leaving the department after 14 years to work for Target.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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