Lawton, Okla._ Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley may not have the red hat, beard, sled or reindeer like Santa Claus, but that didn't stop him from playing the part. Wednesday, he and other county officials delivered several hams, boxes of canned goods, and bags of toys to about 25 Comanche County residents.
Some lucky people across Comanche county heard knocks on their door from the sheriff's department. It's been helping families for 24 years.
"Man, this is what life is all about just being able to help other people. It's just cool," said Kenny Stradley, Comanche County sheriff.
Casey Ballou says now he and his mother won't have to leave the house this Christmas.
"We probably wouldn't have food yeah. We'd probably have to go the church and eat or something," Casey Ballou said.
Sasha Cullins says she was surprised to see the sheriff at her door with the box of goods. She says money has been tight this holiday season, and she didn't know if a traditional Christmas was possible.
"It would have been hard. It would have been very hard. I was going to call, but then I thought no there'd be other people who need it more than we did. And I guess somebody decided we needed it," Cullins said.
Sheriff Stradley checked his list twice each time he visited another home, making sure all items are delivered. He says he constantly reminds himself why he does this year after year.
"It's just super great to see how a little bit helps so much to other people. I said this before and I'll always say it: You want to get some joy, help someone else," Stradley said.
The delivered items were all came from donations. Sheriff Stradley says it's the generosity of the people in the community that allows them to pass it on.
All together, Sheriff Stradley says they've delivered Christmas boxes to more than 200 Comanche County residents over the past four weeks. They plan to make their final stops on Friday.