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KPD gives woman commendation for helping return wallet with $600 inside to man headed to a funeral

The Knoxville Police Department said they were able to find the man and return the wallet. He was traveling through Knoxville with his family to attend a funeral.
Credit: Knoxville Police Department

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A woman received a commendation from the Knoxville Police Department after she helped return a wallet filled with cash and personal documents to a man who was headed to a funeral.

Officers said Amanda Goodman found the wallet on May 17 and gave it to authorities, hoping it would find its way back to the owner. Police said they were able to find the man, who was driving through Knoxville when he lost it.

They said the man was headed to a funeral with family members when he lost the wallet.

On May 25, police presented Goodman with a commendation for helping return the wallet. They posted about it on social media, sharing a picture of Goodman with her commendation with officers handing it to her.

"Officers were moved by Amanda’s actions and wanted to recognize her for this demonstration of honesty, humanity and compassion," police said on social media.

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