Police host toy drive

Published 8:02 pm Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Suffolk Police Department held its third annual “Stuff the Police Car” toy drive on Saturday.

The toy drive benefited Toys for Tots and was hosted at two locations. In the northern part of town, the drive was hosted at the Walmart on College Drive, and downtown, it was held at the Chick-fil-A on North Main Street.

Maj. Steve Patterson said the drive helped “a need in the community.”

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For the day, the department collected more than five to six carsful of toys.

“The turnout we’ve had every year is amazing,” Patterson said. “We really appreciate the community support in our support for Toys for Tots.”

Carol Whitt and her family contributed two bikes to the drive. She said it was her first time donating to the cause. She had heard about it by following Chick-fil-A’s Facebook page.

“Our law enforcement are getting a bad rap, and we need to step up as a community and support their efforts,” Whitt said. “I think this is awesome.”