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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Officers at the Dougherty County Police Department hopped to the hospital to bring joy to children who had to be there this Easter holiday.

DCP officers volunteered to escort the Easter Bunny on a visit to Phoebe Putney Hospital.

It's all done through The Easter Bunny Foundation.

A non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a personal visits and a toy from The Easter Bunny during the week of Easter.

They visited about 20 children in the pediatric and neo natal unit.

The kids received stuffed bunnies, coloring books and crayons.

"I can't think of anything worse than being in the hospital on a holiday, especially for children, we hope they get well soon and we hope we can bring a smile to their faces," said Captain Jimmy Sexton, Dougherty County Police.

This is the 5th annual event for the Department.

117 Sheriff's Offices participate across the US participate. DCP is one of only 2 County Police Departments that take part.

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