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Comanche Nation Police take children shopping

Twenty-six children ages 6 to 15 were beneficiaries of the generosity of several businesses and individuals Thursday evening as 20 law enforcement officers from the Comanche Nation Tribal Police Department took the children on a night they won’t soon forget.

The kids began the adventure with a meal at Los Tres Amigos, paid for by CenterPoint Energy, followed by a bus ride to Walmart on Sheridan Road aboard one of the Soldier Express buses. After their shopping spree, with each child having $150 to spend, they went to look at the lights display at Elmer Thomas Park.

“These kids were picked through the Indian Child Welfare system,” Vernon Griffin, chief of police, said. “The ICW chose those children who were deserving and who would benefit the most from this event. The officers are donating their time to do this and they expressed their desire to do this and always seem to enjoy it.”

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