There are few more noble professions in the modern world than being a first responder—a law enforcement officer, paramedic or fire fighter—dedicated to protect and serve during some of the worst moments of our lives. That’s why, as demonstrated below, automobile dealers across the country do not hesitate to partner with, support and recognize the valiant work that these men and women perform whenever the chance presents itself.
The 15-year-old son of slain Detroit police officer Loren Courts was given the keys to his very own “Batmobile” by Feldman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Woodhaven, Mich., in late July.
The Chevrolet Malibu’s nickname, Darian Courts said, is in tribute to his father, who they called “Batman.” His father was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 6 after a 19-year-old gunman ambushed him with a semi-automatic weapon. He was saving up to buy a car for his son’s sweet 16 in December.
“My dad had the same type of car and I thought it would be nice to have,” Darian says.
Darian’s car insurance is being covered by Detroit police and the Warthogs and Hired Guns motorcycle clubs. The car, which Darian hand-picked, was donated by the dealership.