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Published: 12/22/2012


12 Kids of Christmas

The fourth annual "12 Kids of Christmas," created by "Feet on the Street" of Toledo, brings together about 50 children and 50 Toledo police officers for breakfast and Christmas shopping in Toledo on December 21, 2012. The children eat and see Santa at the Toledo Police Patrolman's Association hall, and then are driven to the Meijer store on Alexis Road. Meijer donated $5000 to this year's children, who shop in the store with a police officer to help them. 45 children came from Lucas County Children's Services, and five from the Friendly Center.

TPD officer Tyson Phalen, left, talks with Ny'Rena Barber, 7, at the union hall. Enlarge | Buy This Photo TPD officer Tyson Phalen, left, talks with Ny'Rena Barber, 7, at the union hall.
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Savannah Cole, 3, right, with an elf, left, and Santa Claus at the Toledo Police Patrolman's Association's hall. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Savannah Cole, 3, right, with an elf, left, and Santa Claus at the Toledo Police Patrolman's Association's hall.
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Ashon Hornbeak checks out TPD officer Carl Shwirzinski's radio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ashon Hornbeak checks out TPD officer Carl Shwirzinski's radio.
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The symbolic check from Meijer, the store's manager, children, the police and Child Service Bureau employees gather for a photo before shopping. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The symbolic check from Meijer, the store's manager, children, the police and Child Service Bureau employees gather for a photo ...
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TPD officer Greg Zattau and Tyler Graves check out the Lego vehicle sets. Enlarge | Buy This Photo TPD officer Greg Zattau and Tyler Graves check out the Lego vehicle sets.
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Enlarge | Buy This Photo "It's phenomenal. I'm overwhelmed. I just love what Meijer is doing," says Sandy Brown, of Ida, Michigan, who teared ...
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Nicholas Comment, 11, left, and TPD Sgt. Daniel Raab look over bicycles. Comment had dressed up so he would look nice for the officers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Nicholas Comment, 11, left, and TPD Sgt. Daniel Raab look over bicycles. Comment had dressed up so he would look ...
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Cato Hornbeak, left, and TPD officer Leon Cavanaugh. Hornbeak is holding a guitar. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cato Hornbeak, left, and TPD officer Leon Cavanaugh. Hornbeak is holding a guitar.
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Cato Hornbeak, Right, explains to TPD officer Leon Cavanaugh that he needs to get a toy for his three-year-old sister. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cato Hornbeak, Right, explains to TPD officer Leon Cavanaugh that he needs to get a toy for his three-year-old sister.
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Kadence Fowler, 5, left, and TPD officer Tanya Fowler in the Toy Department. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kadence Fowler, 5, left, and TPD officer Tanya Fowler in the Toy Department.
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Kadence Fowler, 5, holds a bunny she found on the shelf. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kadence Fowler, 5, holds a bunny she found on the shelf.
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Kross Kerschner, 6, checks out a skateboard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kross Kerschner, 6, checks out a skateboard.
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Kross Kerschner, 6, puts a skateboard on the cart. He is with TPD officer Gabe Greenwalt. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kross Kerschner, 6, puts a skateboard on the cart. He is with TPD officer Gabe Greenwalt.
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TPD officer Tanya Toska, left, laughs and poses for Kadence Fowler, 5, who tries to take a photo with the camera aimed the wrong way. Enlarge | Buy This Photo TPD officer Tanya Toska, left, laughs and poses for Kadence Fowler, 5, who tries to take a photo with the ...
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Enlarge | Buy This Photo "Are you excited," asks Child Services Bureau employee Rachelle Willen, left, of Savannah Cole, 3, center. At right is ...
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Child Services Bureau employee Rachelle Willen, left, Savannah Cole, 3, center, and TPD Sgt. Patricia Gomez. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Child Services Bureau employee Rachelle Willen, left, Savannah Cole, 3, center, and TPD Sgt. Patricia Gomez.
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Lauran Coats, 9, shopping with TPD officer Adam Eilerts. Both Lauren and her brother Michael, 8 [not pictured], bought gifts for other members of their family. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lauran Coats, 9, shopping with TPD officer Adam Eilerts. Both Lauren and her brother Michael, 8 [not pictured], bought gifts ...
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Lauren Coats, 9, left, and her brother Michael Coats, 8, talk about the gifts they have put in their carts for others in their family. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lauren Coats, 9, left, and her brother Michael Coats, 8, talk about the gifts they have put in their carts ...
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Lauren Coats, 9, is a little surprised that they had gone over the dollar amount, but TPD officer Adam Eilerts chipped in with cash. Eilerts had told Coats that he would buy her a present. She and her brother Michael Coats, 8, [not pictured] purchased gifts for others in their family. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lauren Coats, 9, is a little surprised that they had gone over the dollar amount, but TPD officer Adam Eilerts ...
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TPD officer Adam Eilerts gives cash for a present for Lauren Coats, 9, to Meijer's employee Julie Sengstock, of Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo TPD officer Adam Eilerts gives cash for a present for Lauren Coats, 9, to Meijer's employee Julie Sengstock, of Toledo.
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TPD officer Adam Eilerts helped Lauren Coats, 9, as she bought gifts for her family as well as for herself. Enlarge | Buy This Photo TPD officer Adam Eilerts helped Lauren Coats, 9, as she bought gifts for her family as well as for herself.
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TPD officer Adam Eilerts suggests to Lauren Coats, 9, that she keep the receipt. They had shopped together for Coats and her family. Enlarge | Buy This Photo TPD officer Adam Eilerts suggests to Lauren Coats, 9, that she keep the receipt. They had shopped together for Coats ...
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TPD officer Valerie Lewis ties an evidence tag onto Ebonique Cole's bag when they were done shopping. Cole had purchased pants, clothes, underclothes and other items with the money. Enlarge | Buy This Photo TPD officer Valerie Lewis ties an evidence tag onto Ebonique Cole's bag when they were done shopping. Cole had purchased ...
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TPD officer Valerie Lewis, left, and Ebonique Cole leave Meijer to re-board the bus. Enlarge | Buy This Photo TPD officer Valerie Lewis, left, and Ebonique Cole leave Meijer to re-board the bus.
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Sgt. Daniel Raab, left, with Nicholas Comment, 11,  who chose to dress up to look nice for the officers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sgt. Daniel Raab, left, with Nicholas Comment, 11, who chose to dress up to look nice for the officers.
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Sgt. Daniel Raab, left, with Nicholas Comment, 11,  who chose to dress up to look nice for the officers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sgt. Daniel Raab, left, with Nicholas Comment, 11, who chose to dress up to look nice for the officers.
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Caelenah Comment, 8, with the outfit she bought and changed into, left, and her brother Nicholas Comment, 11. Nicholas dressed up to look nice for the officers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Caelenah Comment, 8, with the outfit she bought and changed into, left, and her brother Nicholas Comment, 11. Nicholas dressed ...
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