Good Cheer: Police officers in Pensacola reward kindness with gift cards

Good Cheer: Police officers in Pensacola reward kindness with gift cards
Operation Police Navidad - Pensacola Police

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — "Operation Police Navidad" is underway in Pensacola, where police officers are handing out $50 gift cards to people they see doing good deeds.

Police spokesman Mike Wood says there are already examples of the kind of good cheer officers are looking for: someone helping an elderly person get into a car, motorists waiting patiently for pedestrians to cross streets and parking lots and shoppers who unloaded their groceries and trekked across the parking lot to return a shopping cart.

We saw what you did. You did it right there in front of God and everybody. Anybody could've seen you. What were you...

Posted by Pensacola Police Department on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wood tells the Pensacola News Journal police officers are “always stopping people for doing something wrong,” but during the holiday season they want to stop them “for doing something right.”

The department has about 60 gift cards to exchange for random acts of kindness.

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