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Kids hand out goody bags to local officers

More than 30 kids showed up to APD headquarters to show their appreciation for officers by giving them goodie bags. (Source: WALB) More than 30 kids showed up to APD headquarters to show their appreciation for officers by giving them goodie bags. (Source: WALB)
Some Albany officers got a pleasant surprise Thursday night. (Source: WALB) Some Albany officers got a pleasant surprise Thursday night. (Source: WALB)
South Georgia's Mommy and Me hosted the police appreciation event. (Source: WALB) South Georgia's Mommy and Me hosted the police appreciation event. (Source: WALB)
Organizer Stacey Pecenka (Source: WALB) Organizer Stacey Pecenka (Source: WALB)
Sergeant Richard Norman (Source: WALB) Sergeant Richard Norman (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With police around the country facing protests, even violence against them, some Albany officers got a pleasant surprise Thursday night.

More than 30 kids delivered goody bags to the APD headquarters to show their appreciation.

South Georgia's Mommy and Me hosted the police appreciation event. 

Organizer Stacey Pecenka said that she remembers when she was a child seeing her mother hand out candy canes to cops. 

"We love you, we care about you. We're there for you, we're thinking of you. It's important for kids to see that interaction between their parents and police officers," said Pecenka. 

"We're humble the youngins and their parents would take the opportunity to take time out of their day, hot day, to visit the officers getting on and getting off shift," said Sergeant Richard Norman with the Albany Police Department.

The group plans to do more appreciation events for local law enforcement. 

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