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(Photos) A Parade of Police for 'Toys for Tots'

20 metro police departments joined Golden Valley in making the annual trek with donated toys over to KARE 11.

Just after 3:00 yesterday afternoon, police from 20 metro area departments arrived at the , cruisers loaded with donated gifts, in preparation for the GVPD’s annual loud and colorful Toys for Tots parade to the KARE 11 drop-off site.

For 16 years, the GVPD has led regional law enforcement agencies in a unique approach to the Toys for Tots donation effort. It starts with a toy collection at the various police departments. Then on the last collection day, they all meet in Golden Valley and parade to KARE 11 with lights blazing and sirens blaring. In past years the effort garnered thousands of toys.

The above content was provided by Cheryl Weiler, communications director for the city of Golden Valley.

Lynn Nelson December 20, 2011 at 01:42 PM
Glad police are involved in this great project, but the phalanx of cars convinced my husband and I (who were walking Wirth Lake) that a terrorist incident had occurred on the west side of town. Unfortunate we have to think that way, and police should consider messages they are sending with lights blazing and sirens blaring.

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