|Updated: 12/25/2013 10:10 pm
||Published: 12/25/2013 10:08 pm
Every day, every shift starts with a meeting, even on Christmas Day.
FOX23 was inside that meeting on Christmas Day.
We saw one person at the meeting who wasn't in uniform, and we found out just what one parent was willing to do to spend time with his son on Christmas.
There were cheers at the meeting but not because someone caught a suspect.
FOX23 learned the officer waving his hand proposed to his now fiancee this morning, and instead of staying home with his newly-made fiancee, he was off to work with the other officers in the Mingo Valley Division.
But it was also off to work for this man, George Peters, whose son is on the police force in Tulsa.
"I'm cold I'm cold," said Peters.
No nerves, he's just cold right before he rides along with his son, Officer Peters, on Christmas Day.
"In California, it's about 77 degrees, and here it's quite a bit colder."
I found out Peters traveled all the way from California to spend Christmas Day with his son, and nothing will stop him, not even sitting in a police car all day.
"You know it's a special moment between me and my dad. You know he lives his police dreams through me," Officer Peters told FOX23.
"I want to see what he does and what he goes through and spend some quality time with him," the elder Peters said.
The officers in the Mingo Valley Division told FOX23 they have a community to protect today, and every day, including holidays, even if it means they're missing time with their families.
"I'd be at home watching basketball and spending time with her," said Officer Peters.
"I've got a 6-year-old daughter, she got lots of toys and dolls so it's highly likely I 'd be playing dolls at home right now if I wasn't here," Officer Jeremy Stiles told us.
Officer Peters told me his daughter is just 2 months old, so he's missing her first Christmas.
But the good news is they were able to celebrate yesterday.