Sometimes there is a cop around when you need one, and that's especially true for disadvantaged children getting extra Christmas cheer from local law enforcement.

Caring Cops and State Troopers Send Christmas Cheer to Kids

Officers from the Phoenix police department's Maryvale precinct delivered presents to two Valley homes this week, (picture below from Channel 15 (KNXV) report). Cops put out this short description of the two families in a news release received by New Times:

About the Two Families:
Family #2 (6751W. Indian School Rd #1086, far south end of complex, enter from Indian School and go the far south)

The second family consists of a single mother (Patricia) and her 4 children, as well as 2 of her younger siblings (13 and 15 years old).  Her 11 year old daughter was recently walking home with her brother when she was struck by a car.  She has been undergoing continual medial treatment for her injuries. Currently, she is in the hospital undergoing surgery.  Patricia lost her job while her daughter was in intensive care. Three of the children in the home do not have beds and the officers are trying to arrange to have bunk beds delivered for the holidays.  The children have only minimal clothes and very few toys at home. The officers are hoping the extra help will bring joy to this very deserving family this holiday season.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety announced on Monday that its troopers would be out this week delivering teddy bears to kids stuck in the hospital for the holidays:

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