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PROVO, Utah -- Several officers with the Provo Police Department went above and beyond the call of duty to bring Christmas cheer to a family this week after they responded to a call at their residence and noticed that it didn't appear as if the family had the means to celebrate.

According to police, two officers responded to a call at a family's home on Monday, and while they were there they noticed that there were no gifts or decorations, "or any indication it was Christmas time in their home."

The two responding officers left the home but came back later that day to drop off a Christmas tree and to donate some money from their own pockets. But the act of charity didn't end there. The next day, other officers heard about what happened and decided to get involved.

The rest of the swing shift chipped in to help out, and Provo PD posted several photos of the officers delivering presents to the home from the Provo Police Department's Facebook page.

8 comments

  • Hypocrites

    Very unchristlklike grandstanding. Hypocrites.

    “Matthew 6 King James Version (KJV)

    1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

    2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

    3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

    4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.”

    • Aaron

      Well aren’t you a ray of sunshine and Christmas cheer.

      Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

      They didn’t do it for the recognition. They did it because they felt it was right in the goodness of their hearts. The light inside each and everyone of us.

      May God bless you to see the good in things. Merry Christmas

    • Really

      These officers did something nice for a family in need and you want to criticize them? SERIOUSLY…..YOU need to figure our what the spirit of Christmas is all about!!

  • Katy

    I didn’t think I would see negative comments on a story like this but I guess I should remember two things: misery loves company and haters gonna hate. It’s Christmas/Hanukkah, kwanza/festivus people – just be kind; To Christians, non-Christians, police, those with few, those with lots, etc. If you don’t like it move on. Good on these officers for being loving and kind – who cares if they got recognition, at least it wasn’t for being racist or whatever. Stories like this, officers or not should warn your heart and remind you there is good in the world. Merry Christmas/happy holidays/seasons geetings – none of these are meant to offend they are said with love and good will, don’t try to find hate when there isn’t any.

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