Issaquah police deliver Christmas cheer to family in need

December 25, 2011

By Warren Kagarise

Santa Claus rides in a police vehicle as the Issaquah Police Department delivers Christmas gifts to a needy family Dec. 21. Contributed

NEW — 8 a.m. Dec. 25, 2011

In a Christmas tradition, Issaquah police officers and department employees spread some holiday cheer to local families Dec. 21.

Each Christmas, the Issaquah Police Department adopts a needy family, gathers items from a Christmas wish list and then accompanies Santa Claus for a special delivery.

Santa receives some help from officers — a ride in a police vehicle — to present the gifts to the family.

Once the department picks a pair of families in need, agency employees snapped up items from the wish list.

Then, department employees wrapped the gifts for the family, headed to the home and — spoiler alert — Motorcycle Officer John Lindner donned a red suit to portray Santa Claus.

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