Georgia police play Santa for 'Operation Christmas'

- While the students are out for winter break, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office is using its school resource officers to spread a little Christmas cheer.

They hand-delivered hundreds of Christmas presents today to families all over the county,

The sheriff's office believes "every kid deserves a Christmas," which is why they're assisted with Operation Christmas, a nonprofit that collects gifts for children.

This year the community donated 8,000 toys, but the wintry weather made it tough for parents to pick up the gifts.

That's where the sheriff's office stepped in.

"We're going to actually deliver the toys, starting today," Sheriff Tim Pounds said.

Douglas County school resource officers loaded up their patrol cars and headed out.

And there no question that people weren't expecting these Santa Clauses in uniforms.

Parents were shocked and kids scrambled around the car to look at their gifts.

"I bet you didn't know Santa's sleigh would look like this," one deputy said.

"God bless our community. They donated so much to sheriff's office for Operation Christmas that we are able to do this," Deputy Lewis Fredenberg said. "Getting out and being able to see the excitement on kids faces, the parents who don't really get to interact with us that much either, but it just makes you feel good."

At the end of the day, everyone had smiles on their faces.

"Can I give you a hug?" one mom asked.

It's only a small something, but it means so much to all the kids in the area.

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