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San Diego students get 'epic' Christmas surprise from officers

Posted at 5:25 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 21:04:22-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — It was an unforgettable Christmas surprise for 30 Tierrasanta elementary school students Friday.

Officers from the San Diego Unified Police Department presented them with brand new bicycles.

Most of the students from Hancock Elementary are part of military families and have a parent deployed this holiday season.

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The gifts were part of the district's True Blue Buddies program, which pairs am officer as a mentor to a student.

"We're more than just a uniform," said officer John Ross. "We're people too, we have kids, but we want to make them feel good about the law enforcement connection."

Originally, two students were awarded with bikes but then the remaining 28 got the surprise that they would be getting bikes too.