Courtesy of the Washington Post, let’s check back in on Jourdan Duncan, the
Florida California kid given a lift by a police officer while walking to his job packing boxes.
He was befriended by Cpl. Kirk Keffer, who pooled money with other officers to buy the kid a bike, cutting his daily commute to an hour.
“I was taken aback. There are not too many kids these days who will walk five hours to go to work and are saving money for college,” Keffer said last fall.
The police organized a GoFundMe drive to get the young man enough money for a car. It raised over $40,000.
But young Jourdan didn’t splurge.
He found a 2003 Volkswagen Passat on Craigslist for $2,900. That gave him more money for college.
He started his first semester at Solano Community College in January.
“I was so used to kids my age and everything,” he tells the Post. “Here, they carry themselves more with pride, with care and everything. It just made me feel like, okay, I have to step up to the plate.”
He still works the night shift while going to school, hopes to transfer to a four-year school, major in engineering, and then try to get into the police academy.