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Cedar Rapids Police Officers nationally recognized after replacing stolen Christmas gifts

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — Officers with the Cedar Rapids Police Department are getting national recognition after a 2016 call for service turned into something much bigger for one family.

It’s part of a national campaign called “ShareBlueSmiles” that focuses on shining a light on officers who go above and beyond, according to a press release.

The recognition comes after CRPD officers were called for a home burglary that occurred on Christmas Eve in 2016. According to a press release, a mom and son were living at the home at the time. Their home had been burglarized of Christmas presents, as well as their TV, and other household items.

The CRPD officers not only replaced the Christmas gifts purchased by the mother but also the TV and other items.

Now the actions of the officers are being recognized as one of the first positive stories of law enforcement in the “ShareBlueSmiles” campaign sponsored by CentralSquare.

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Ashley Neighbor

Reporter, Cedar Rapids

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