A decades long tradition turns Bakersfield police officers into Christmas elves for one morning


On a foggy and chilly early morning at High Desert Distributing a line of police and sheriff cars began to form –as early as 6:30 a.m. – for the 38th Annual Christmas Food Basket delivery “Family to Family” event. For one morning, Bakersfield Police officers and Kern County Sheriffs donned their Christmas spirit and delivered food and toys to local families who need extra help this holiday season. “This is one of the most special days of year for us,” said Bakersfield Police Chief Greg Terry. “Law enforcement has a unique responsibility in our community, but today is even more…

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