Tulsa police surprise family with Christmas gifts, decorations

TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa family is getting a Christmas they did not see coming just days before the holiday.

The Tulsa Police Department shared a Facebook post Sunday from one of their officers who told the story of how he, other officers, and their families helped a family after meeting them on a call.

The officer came to their home to make an arrest earlier in the day and later realized he didn’t see any Christmas tree in the home where three children four or younger were living.

He says he posted about it in a Facebook group of other officers and their families and got multiple calls and texts about donating to the family he saw that day.

A tree, decorations, homemade cookies, and gifts for the children were packed into the officer’s car and he took his haul back to the home.

My trainee and I delivered the gifts and set up the tree. The kids were excited. The grandmother cried and my rookie cried... just kidding. Thank you to the overwhelming response I got from a simple post.

—  Ralph Travis/Facebook

The officers made six trips to their car to unload all of the gifts and decorations.

“They kept thinking we were leaving and we kept coming back with more."