Tyler police, business giving children Christmas cheer

By Jamey Boyum - email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The boys in blue are teaming up with the guy in the red suit. Tyler police played Santa for East Texas foster kids. Click on the video in the upper right-hand corner of this page to see the bike giveaway.

For half a decade area foster children's holiday spirits are lifted yearly by Tyler police officers.

Some of the kids' only experience with law enforcement was traumatic. The officers wore green like Santa's elves to help the children know they can trust the good guys.

Bancorp South teamed up with Tyler police to make the bike giveaway possible.

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