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Dougherty Co. Police brings Easter bunny to Phoebe

Police officers brought the Easter bunny to Phoebe hospital (Source: WALB) Police officers brought the Easter bunny to Phoebe hospital (Source: WALB)
Children received gifts and toys (Source: WALB) Children received gifts and toys (Source: WALB)
Law enforcement reaches out to the youth every year with this event (Source: WALB) Law enforcement reaches out to the youth every year with this event (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty County Police brought Easter fun to some children, who will have to spend their Easter Sunday in the hospital.

The Easter bunny, escorted by Dougherty Co. Police officers and hospital staff, visited the kids in the Phoebe Putney Hospital pediatric wing Saturday.

Just because the kids were spending Easter in the hospital doesn't mean they didn't get gifts and stuffed toys, thanks to the police officers. 

It's an annual event that Dougherty Co. Police looks forward to every year.

"We want to show a symbol of law enforcement that is out here to serve the community.  Outreaching to them.  That is our goal always.  It's not always just the bad, the bad things out there and arresting people. It's actually out here trying to brighten someone's day someday," said DCPD Captain Thomas Jackson.

A big visit from the big Easter Bunny for kids at Phoebe Putney hospital hopefully made their day a little more healing.

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