"Sheriff's detectives enlisted the help of Goodwill and tracked it to Louisiana and then to Georgia. But the couple who had bought it wouldn't send it back without recouping the $405 they had paid for it.
The sheriff's office doesn't buy back stolen goods. So the Union County police union stepped up and covered the cost.
"This was no stolen television," said detective Mike Justice, who worked on the case and is president of the Union County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 171. "It's a family heirloom, and we believed it was important to get it back."
Bravo to the Police Union. I go harsh on unions because I feel they are now nothing more than bullies, the leadership, not the members, but this Police Union Leadership shows class.