Law Enforcement Operation ‘Reverse Christmas Parade’ Yields Outpouring of Toys

Brevard County, Florida – Law Enforcement Officers from throughout Brevard County walked miles to gather toys for kids at Christmas.

Despite near 90-degree heat in Central Florida, the Christmas spirit was alive and well throughout Brevard County on Friday.

Law enforcement officers from six different agencies hit the streets early for Operation “Reverse Christmas Parade” which began in Titusville and ended in West Melbourne. It was a mission to collect toys for local children for Christmas.

Participating agencies will distribute the toys during the days leading up to Christmas.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey along with Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe, Cocoa Beach Police Chief Arthur “Bud” Ayres, Rockledge Police Chief Joseph LaSata, and West Melbourne Police Chief Richard Wiley along with a caravan of deputies and officers from each agency walked and drove police vehicles to each jurisdiction where waiting supports greeted them with new and unwrapped gifts for children of all ages.

The “Reverse Christmas Parade” was an idea that came about from law enforcement in response to the cancellation of the annual motorcycle toy run which historically provided much of the toys for each year’s distribution. There law enforcement officers are discussing the possibility of doing another Reverse Christmas Parade during the next several weeks.

Source: Space Coast Daily.

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