(South Bend, IN) - In South Bend, police officers carried on their Christmas tradition of making sure less fortunate kids in the community have presents under their tree.
Sponsored by the FOP Lodge #36, this year’s effort provided Christmas presents for 426 South Bend children, which is double last year’s amount. Volunteers and police officers wrapped and handed out about 3,000 presents.
But a special delivery was made to one family whose Christmas was nearly ruined by a Grinch. On Christmas Eve, officers responded to a Breaking & Entering complaint at a home in South Bend, where they learned the family’s Christmas gifts had been stolen.
The Christmas “elficers” immediately went back to their workshop and returned with presents for everyone, as well as some food and diapers.