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Police officer saves season for Pueblo South football player

Posted at 9:03 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 01:05:28-04

PUEBLO – Thanks to a a Pueblo Police officer and his brother, a Pueblo South football player will be ready to hit the field this fall after his equipment was stolen.

Officer Seth Jensen responded to a woman’s car being stolen Tuesday morning near Lake Minnequa.

But her car wasn’t the only thing that was stolen, her son’s football equipment was also in the vehicle. Police eventually recovered the car, but the shoulder pads and other equipment were gone.

Being a former football player himself, Jensen asked Dick’s Sporting Goods and his brother Ryan Jensen, a center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to help the teenager out.

Because of their help, the player will have new cleats, pads and gloves in time for the start of the season.

new football equipment
New equipment donated to a Pueblo family.

“It was hard to keep my composure on scene, because I can feel her pain. I know what it is like to put out hundreds of dollars every year, so do my parents, just to play these sports, I believe athletics helps somebody develop into a citizen that is productive in our community,” Jensen said.

The family that had their car stolen didn’t want their names revealed, but the parents said they wanted to thank Officer Jensen.