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Christmas with a Trooper

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Louisiana State Police gave back to the community and held their annual "Christmas with a Trooper" program.

Louisiana State Police Troop E and their families went to Christus Saint Frances Cabrini Hospital and Rapides Regional Medical Center, to hand out Christmas gifts to children who were hospitalized during this holiday season.

The gifts were donated by several Cenla 4-H clubs as well as Pilgrim's Pride.

"It is very important. Years ago when we started this, I was working a crash and at the hospital on Christmas Eve I didn't realize how many kids were in the hospital. It was stressful on the kids as well as the parents too. We are trying to take some of the burden off of the parents and give back to the community," said Master Trooper Rodney Helton.

This was the 13th year for the "Christmas with a Trooper" program.

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