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12/21/07-Tyler

Police Department Donates Bikes To Kids

Christmas arrives early for some 70 East Texas foster children Friday.   The Tyler Police Department donated bicycles to the Bair Foundation's foster kids. This is the fourth year the department has collected the bikes and each year, they say it gets bigger and bigger, giving them the chance to help more kids.

"These children have been displaced through either an abusive family, neglect or something and lot of times we're the ones that have to deal with that, when they take the children away so we want to do this to give back to those kids so that they understand, that we're, you know the police are not bad," says Sgt. David Hall with the Tyler Police Department.

Santa Claus even pulled up in the SWAT van to deliver the bikes and other Christmas gifts.

Tracy Watler, Reporting tracy@kltv.com

 

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