TPD surprises residents with turkeys for the holidays

Posted at 11:34 AM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 12:45:22-05

TULSA -- Tulsa Police officers surprised residents with turkeys for the holidays.

Sgt. Charlie Hardaway took a break from giving citations to give turkeys.

Hardaway said, "The officers that work these neighborhoods have found families that need a turkey for the holidays, so we'll be presenting them with turkeys."

After officers made their way through their list of recipients with a number of turkeys still in tow, they decided to have a little fun and pull some folks over.

When asked what her first thought was when she saw the flashing lights and the police, Kimberly Owen said, “I'm going to jail.”

Owen says she’s built trust with one of the officers in her neighborhood. She said, "He's made my whole outlook on police change. I used to not really want anything to do with the police, and now it's making you come together."

Sgt. Hardaway says deeds like this is really what law enforcement is all about.

He explained, “That's what law enforcement was designed to do - to give back to the community to help build better communities. This is just one of the ways that we can do that."

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