In the holiday spirit, local law enforcement workers are finding ways to give back to the community.
The Ocala Police Department recently shared on its Facebook page that four OPD officers (Kelly, Maleske, Blanton and Lawrence) surprised a local family with Christmas decorations for their house.
Earlier in the week, OPD employees used their Thanksgiving bonus checks to purchase 50 meals for families in need.
Once the meals were packed, officers hand delivered each meal to the families.
Publix supermarkets also donated a few Thanksgiving meals to OPD, and agents surprised other families with a free meal.
According to an OPD Facebook post, one of the recipients of a free meal recently lost her job, did not have a meal for her family and appreciated the kind gesture.
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