BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - For over 2 decades the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office has been giving toys to families during the Christmas holidays, for their Christmas Crusade. EBRSO public information officer Casey Hicks said the department and the Constables office have been paring up for 26 years giving out toy toys to about 2,000 kids. She said giving is all a part of touching the community.
"We don't want kids in the neighborhood to just see us come out for bad things we like to them associate law enforcement with good things as well. We want them to trust law enforcement," said Hicks.
Now, they have stepped up their game. The department received a generous donation of toys and each substation adopted a family that was in need. Two deputies from the Pride City substation went and visited a woman who wasn't expecting the two deputies at all. But, strangers soon became friends as the woman received two bikes and toys for her children.
"I don't know too much about her. I know that she works for a police department just north of us in another parish. I know that she has four kids three boys and a girl she is going through some hard times, I believe that she is going through some medical problems and she really needed some help this year," said Cpl. Woodruff of the Pride City substation.
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