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Sheriff’s Department provides happy Christmas

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Special to the News-Times

Christmas came early for a select few of San Jacinto County kids.

Several weeks ago, Sheriff Greg Capers called a meeting with his Patrol Lt. Ray Bowen and senior members of the dispatch team, Jane Cooksey and Meagan McDougle, to establish what will become a yearly program to bring smiles to the little ones of our county.

“Santa” Capers announced to his team that he would be reaching out to the community for contributions of bicycles that would be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis who responded to a Facebook solicitation, as well as word of mouth throughout the community.

Not to anyone’s surprise, the line was out the door on this Thursday morning, 22 December when the parents whose names were selected went on to receive the much-anticipated bicycles.

Capers said, “In my business you don’t have many opportunities to see so many smiles on so many people all at one time, it warms my heart.”

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