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Santa brings backup to Kosair, delivers toys to girls and boys

Officers were armed with presents as they made their way through Kosair Children's Hospital Monday. Officers were armed with presents as they made their way through Kosair Children's Hospital Monday.
Kenneth Betts Kenneth Betts
Kim Settles Kim Settles
This is the 16th year Louisville Metro police were armed with toys where they delivered holiday cheer to girls and boys. This is the 16th year Louisville Metro police were armed with toys where they delivered holiday cheer to girls and boys.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A holiday tradition continues at Kosair Children's Hospital where the man in the red suit visited every child along with a few men in blue.

"We're giving most of the kids three different gifts and we have them all split up in different age groups," Officer Kenneth Betts said.

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This is the 16th year Louisville Metro police were armed with toys where they delivered holiday cheer to girls and boys.

"This is awesome. It's great. It's for the kids and I'm just so thrilled you made his day," Kim Settles said after Santa and officers dropped by her son's room.

On Christmas Eve eve, Officer Betts could to the patients he was about to see. "It's kind of emotional for me because you look at what the kids are going through. I just recently recovered from cancer so it's unique to see these kids fighting during the holidays," Betts said.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 614 raised money and donations throughout the year.

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