ROME, Ga. - Members of the Rome Police Department went above and beyond the call of duty to help save Christmas for a family in need.
Thursday night, a thief broke into a family's vehicle and stole more than $300 worth of clothes, two tablets and a laptop. The items were Christmas presents a mother had purchased for her three children, including her youngest daughter who has special needs.
Rome Police's Morning Watch officers couldn't stand what happened to the family and wanted to do more than just take a police report.
"These awesome police officers teamed up to provide this family, out of their pocket, with a $300 gift card and a couple of dolls to help save Christmas for this family," the police department said on Facebook.
A video was shared as the officers presented the mother with the gift and her reaction is priceless.
Last night a thief broke into one of our citizen's vehicle and stole Christmas from three children. Over $300 worth of clothes, two tablets, and a laptop was stolen. The youngest of the girls is a special needs child. Morning Watch (3rd Shift) officers could not just stand by and take a police report. These awesome police officers teamed up to provide this family, out of their pocket, with a $300 gift card and a couple of dolls to help save Christmas for this family. I am proud to be a part of such a great team! You are truly called to make our city great. May God bless and protect you all. Please watch this video and see a glimpse of the special servants we have working for the Rome Police Department.Posted by Rome Police Department on Friday, December 18, 2015
APP USERS: Watch the heartwarming clip here.