Marion police officers save Christmas for mother and three children

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MARION (WCMH)-Marion police officers saved Christmas for a mother and her three children.

According to a post on the Marion Police Department’s Facebook page, Lt. Mike Shade responded to help a mother who was locked out of her car on Christmas Eve.

It had been a rough night for Melinda Holsinger, who told Shade she didn’t have gifts for Christmas.

After hearing this, he and others stepped in to help.

“It’s just something that you know is very gratifying as a person, not just as a cop, just as a person to know that we helped somebody help their kids have a good Christmas,” said Ofc. Richard Wheeler, one of the other officers that assisted in buying the gifts.

Holsinger said the gesture was far from what she expected, when calling the police for help.

“It was a miracle,” she said. “I was praying to God like ‘please, please give me a miracle’ and he did, all because my doors were locked.”

The police department’s post on Facebook quickly took off with people thanking the officers for their kind gesture.

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