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Fort Worth Police Department Saves Christmas for Local Woman’s Three Sons

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The Fort Worth Police Department has turned out to be Christmas angels for a local mom and her three sons. “This Christmas will always be remembered. It will always be a story.” Brittney Curry explained to the local news. Just three days prior to Christmas, Curry was heartbroken to discover that almost all of the gifts she had bought for her sons had been stolen. She used her Christmas bonus to complete her shopping for sons, Michael, Joshua, and Christian on December 22. Afterward, she went home to her apartment complex (Saddlehorn Vista) in Fort Worth, leaving the games, shoes, bikes, and clothes in her trunk, where she assumed they would be safe (being out of sight.)

Upon returning to the car a few hours later, she saw it had been broken into, and every gift had been stolen. She first shared the awful news with her sons and then reported the theft to the FWPD. “There was no way we were going to be able to rebuy any of those gifts. I was devastated,” she told the news. The following morning, she contacted the police department to follow up. To her amazement, the officer that took her call said he had three bags of presents to drop by. Later that same day, the police arrived at her home, letting Curry’s sons select their gifts from toys which had been donated to the FWPD for young crime victims.

“It’s nice to be able to have something just good happen.” Officer Bradley Klingberg explained. “Any time you can go and make a real difference in someone’s life, it feels really good.” Curry noted, “They were so talkative and amazing with the boys. It turned a horrific Christmas into something I felt like is normal again.”