Police officers deliver Christmas cheer

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Officers with the Lake Charles Police Department teamed up with Santa this morning to bring Christmas cheer to children who weren't able to celebrate in the comfort of their own homes.

Police Chief Don Dixon and several of his officers brought presents to children at Memorial Hospital this morning.

"I feel good about what we did, this department did," said Dixon. "We deal with such tragedy on a daily basis, that's what we deal with: pain and suffering, people getting in wrecks, robbed and homicides. So this is one day a year we get to go and bring joy."

Santa delivered wrapped gifts and stockings to the young patients and their siblings staying at the hospital with them. Toys ranged from race cars to coloring books.

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