LAWTON, OK (RNN Texoma) - The Comanche County Sheriff’s Department hit the streets Thursday for its annual Thanksgiving Turkey giveaway.
Sheriff Kenny Stradley and members of his department delivered turkeys to area families so they can have a happy Thanksgiving. Each year the sheriff’s department collects names of families and individuals who might be in need, then they go to those homes to deliver the holiday gift.
It’s a tradition Sheriff Stradley is grateful to be a part of, and one that involves the entire community. “It’s pretty cool to be able to go out and help people, and it’s a big project that we put on every year, and the only way we do it is by people giving us the money to do it," said Sheriff Stradley. "The more people that will help each other, it’ll turn our world around, and possibly getting to respect each other -- and that’s the neat thing about this, just giving back and showing people care about you.”
Stradley says they will give out about 200 turkeys this holiday season.