PBSO deputies deliver holiday cheer

Posted at 5:55 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 20:35:11-05

Santa Claus made an early stop in Lake Park.

He was there to help deliver more than one-thousand toys and stuffed animals to children.

Volunteers from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office were along to provide the holiday spirit.

The gifts were brought in on a special fire truck that could also entertain children.

Deputy Tom McElroy said that during a recent call he discovered a mother of four who could not afford to buy a Christmas tree. "It really hit my heart, I really wanted to try and do something for that family.

"So I got together with my partners at work and decided to take it upon ourselves to get a Christmas tree, decorations, and presents for the family." 

The toys were donated by Sweets Foundation and the Lake Park PetSmart.