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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Sunday December 23rd, 2018 :: 03:30 p.m. EST


South Brunswick Officers Become Santa Helpers

South Brunswick Officers Become Santa Helpers
South Brunswick Police Officers spent their own money Saturday to bring an early Christmas to families staying at an area motel. The officers were able to buy gifts for 19 children and surprised everyone by dropping the presents at the motel along with some food and drinks Saturday morning. "We see these families in the motel and know these are difficult times. We wanted to do more for them, so we pooled our money together to buy gifts and food for them”, said Officer Christine Harris who organized the effort.  The children received gifts and stocking stuffers.  Officer Harris said, “It was great to be able to bring some joy to so many kids and let them know that we care.” Harris said the gifts were a total team effort by Officers Tom Spilatore, Dan Rodriguez, Dan Martinez, Rob Marrese, Jason Stonkus, Brooke Goetz along with Sergeants John Penney and Roger Tuohy.

Earlier in the week South Brunswick PBA Local #166 donated four boxes of toys to Foster & Adoptive Family Services on top of last Sunday Santa Day.

Chief Raymond Hayducka praised all the efforts by officers to make a difference in the community. He said, “Day in and day out I see firsthand the outstanding work of our officers. These efforts just further show the extent officers are willing to go to make sure children have some joy this Christmas. It is work like this that further strengthens our partnership with the community.”

From the entire South Brunswick Police Department family, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.


South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

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