LAWTON, OK (RNN Texoma) - Members of the Lawton community came together Thursday at the police department to help decorate the station’s tree.
This is the third year the Lawton Police Department has invited the community out to decorate their holiday tree.
This year, area high school students joined in, bringing their own homemade decorations to share with the city’s officers. They also shared snacks and spent time with police, though Thursday’s decorating means so much more than just one evening of fun for the department.
“The officers come in, they see all the ornaments that the kids put up on the tree, and it brings us joy, because we know sometimes that ‘I may not be home for Christmas or my ellow officer may not be.’ So by coming in and seeing this holiday tree up in the lobby, it gives us a sense of well,” said Sgt. Timothy Jenkins of the Lawton Police Department.
Sgt. Jenkins says this is something LPD looks forward to every year.