Officer buys bike for man who walked over 3 hours to work

Officers have given Nick Bonness rides when it’s raining or snowing

By PoliceOne Staff

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. — A local man’s commute recently became a whole lot shorter thanks to the kindness of a Fairview Heights police officer.

Nick Bonness walks over three hours one-way to work the night shift as a security guard at a local golf course community, the department wrote on Facebook. Multiple officers have given rides to Bonness when the weather is bad, but rookie Officer Clay Mason wanted to give Bonness something to help him out with his daily travel.

Last Saturday night, Mason surprised Bonness with the bike - complete with lights he installed to keep Bonness safe during his night rides. 

“We felt Officer Mason's generosity could not go ignored, although Officer Mason was reluctant to tell anyone about his gift or have his picture taken,” the Facebook post read. “Officer Mason is a true asset to the Fairview Heights Police Department and our community.”


Meet Nick Bonness, and one of our newest officers, Clay Mason. Nick works the night shift as a security guard at the...

Posted by Fairview Heights Police on Monday, March 13, 2017


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