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LPD hosts annual Community Christmas Tree Event

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Dozens of students from Lawton's three high schools along with their families and other community members, came out to Lawton Police Department’s annual Community Christmas Tree Event.

The students were invited to make their own ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree in the police department's lobby.

Besides decorating the tree, everyone got to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies.

The event also gives attendees a chance to visit with the officers, who say this is a great way to build the relationship between police and the community all while getting into the holiday spirit.

Police Chief, James T. Smith says, “It's wonderful, the citizens of this community coming out, especially the children, and to see the smiles on their face." 

Sgt. Timothy Jenkins, added, “For them to take the time out of their night to come out, and their day to make an ornament and put it on our tree, that means a lot.”

This is the second year the department has held the event and because it's been such a success they plan to continue.

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