OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City police officers surprised shoppers just before the holidays.
Shoppers at the Buy for Less store at N.W. 29th St. and May Ave. and the Smart Saver at N.E. 23rd St. and Martin Luther King Blvd, were stunned when they learned their grocery bills were covered.
The Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 123 surprised shoppers by footing the bill and purchasing Thanksgiving meals for residents.
“We’re especially thankful for the support of our citizens this year, amid the tensions between police and residents in communities around the country,” said John George, president of OKC FOP. “The holidays are a financially stressful time, so we want to take this opportunity to give back and say thank you to the citizens of Oklahoma City.”
In all, the FOP paid for the groceries of 15 families.
“A lot of pressure has been taken off my shoulders,” said Carletta Walter, who received one of the surprises. “I didn’t know what I was going to do. I might have had to put some groceries back. This is such a blessing.”