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Patrolling for presents

December 11, 2013

A local family shops with Columbia City Police Master Patrolman Jeff Chapman during Tuesday’s Patrolling for Presents at Walmart. Pictured from left, Peyton Beard picks out a LEGO set with the help of Officer Chapman, his sister Caitlin and mother Marinda Beard. Peyton and Caitlin are students at Mary Raber Elementary School. Nicole Ott/Post & Mail photo.

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Walmart had more than extra security in its aisles Tuesday night.

Nearly 10 law enforcement officers participated in a program put on by the Columbia City Police Department — Patrolling for Presents — and were sentinels of good tidings.

The program brought holiday cheer to 21 children with families who needed a helping hand this year.

CCPD’s first-year officer, Jon Stoffel, headed up the event, which received praise from fellow officers, children and parents alike.

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