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EVANSVILLE, Ind.–A 14-year-old boy in Evansville got a lawnmower for his birthday, but it was stolen over the weekend. That got the attention of the Evansville Police Department (EPD).

The boy has lots of elderly neighbors and he would mow their lawn for free. Several EPD officers decided to pitch in some of their own money and buy the boy a new lawnmower.

“After gathering contributions from fellow west sector officers, Officer Seibert ran to Lowe’s and purchased a new lawnmower and gas can for this young man,” the department said in a Facebook post Monday.

That post also came with a photo of two officers (Seibert and Officer Siegel) with the boy.

“EPD has many selfless officers that don’t want the notoriety when they do good deeds, but it’s often hard for us to overlook. Thank you, Officer Seibert and Officer Siegel for proving what great officers our community has,” the post continued.

It has been shared on Facebook more than 1,000 times.