|December 16, 2008|
OPERATION BLUE SANTA: On Saturday, December 13, 2008, police officers from the San Angelo Police Department accompanied 43 local children for a day of Christmas shopping at a local Wal-Mart store. The event was sponsored by the San Angelo Coalition of Police with the assistance of the San Angelo Police Officers Association and has steadily grown over the last three years.
The children, selected by the San Angelo Independent School District, were paired with a police officer and were allowed to spend up to $250.00 for Christmas presents for themselves and family members. The money was made available by donations from local community leaders and businesses.