Redondo-area teenager Tyler Veit recently was honored for doing the right thing.

Tyler was presented with a bicycle helmet from the Des Moines Police Department and had a $1,000 donation in his name made to Johnson & Johnson and Safe Kids.

All this because he was wearing his bicycle helmet on a ride through Des Moines last summer when this safety precaution paid off - big time.

Tyler's mother, Joan, noted after the honor was announced that it has always been a rule in the Veit household to wear a helmet whenever you ride anything with wheels.




Tyler Veit poses with his mother, Joan, and a Des Moines Police officer Mike Graddon. Officer Eric Lee also went out on the call.

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