WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Santa, St. Paul Police Deliver Gifts To Sick Kids

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things To Know From 09/01
  2. Patty Wetterling Asks Son's Abductor 5 Questions
  3. Vacuum Salesman Eats Pasta From Subway Floor
  4. Bar Abilene In Uptown Closes
  5. Viral Vid Of The Day: Stuffed Dog Scares Real Dogs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police are taking extra precautions to make sure Santa delivers gifts to children who will be hospitalized over the holidays.

On Thursday, the St. Paul Police Department is providing a motorcade to escort Santa and Mrs. Claus to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. A State Patrol helicopter is also joining the procession from the sky.

Police Chief Tom Smith will also join in the procession — and he’ll be one of Santa’s helpers at the hospital.

Santa and his wife will deliver the gifts to patients at Children’s Hospital and at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

The event is part of St. Paul’s Cops and Kids program. Officer Theresa Spencer says every year the children’s eyes are filled with joy when Santa arrives with flashing lights and sirens.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,823 other followers