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El Cajon officers help family in need Christmas Eve

Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 21:50:16-05

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) -- An act of kindness on the job went a long way for an El Cajon family.

On Christmas eve, two El Cajon police officers didn’t hesitate to buy dinner for a family living in their car.

While always ready to respond to calls, officers never know exactly what they'll find.

On this Christmas Eve call, they found a woman named Juanita and her two children, living in their car.

Detective Travis Howard is President of the El Cajon Police Officers Association. He says the officers bought the family dinner at Jack in the Box and then closed the call.

But after their shift, they wanted to do more, dipping in their own pockets to get the family a hotel room for two nights so they wouldn't be homeless on Christmas.

The two police officers who first helped the family didn’t do it for the praise and asked to remain anonymous.