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10 Times We Were Reminded in 2015 to Salute Police Officers

Just a week before Christmas, a New Jersey woman was spotted driving around in a severely damaged SUV. 

It could have prompted a slew of traffic violations for the cash-strapped single mother, but Washington Township police decided to do the opposite. 

Today, members of the Washington Township Police Department gave back to the community for Christmas 2015. Officers...

Posted by Washington Township Police Department on Sunday, December 20, 2015


The rear driver-side door was so smashed that it was being secured with some rope.

So the police force teamed up with local businesses to make sure that the single mom, Kristal Christ, got her vehicle repaired. 

And they even threw in a $100 gift card to help with Christmas presents for her three children. 

Christ, along with some of the officers, stopped by "Fox and Friends" this morning to share the wonderful story.

Christ said the estimated cost of the repairs was $2,000 and she didn't have the money. 

"It meant so much. It was amazing. ... They set a good example for children. For them to see what the officers have done for me, it means a lot. ... I had anxiety about getting the door and the tires fixed. It uplifted me," said Christ, adding that the officers surprised her on Saturday morning at her home while she was getting ready for a busy day out with her kids.

Watch the feel-good interview above, and take a look back at 10 more of our favorite 2015 stories about heroic police officers.

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