SWAT Team Members Bring
Christmas To Kids In Everett
December 22, 2017
By Ace Carter
Region 1 SWAT members who'll be bringing Xmas cheer and presents to kids in Everett Dec. 22nd.
(EVERETT, WA.) -- You'll pardon the dress code violation if your local SWAT team member shows up today with a Santa hat on instead of a helmet. Or maybe a helmet with a hand painted Santa on it.
Or maybe flying in on a zip line at 40 mph holding a huge bag of toys and cackling like a mad man (or woman) with that Santa hat on and a grin as big as the mighty Mississippi.
You can never tell how these particular SWAT missions will go. And this mission is indeed special. Members of Region 1 SWAT will be at the Boys & Girls Club on Casino Road today, Friday to hand out Christmas gifts to local children.
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mike Martin spilled the beans on the mission when he broke radio silence the other day to say, “The Team pitched in to purchase Christmas gifts and thought the most creative way to break down barriers with local children would be to go to a community center dressed in full gear with Santa hats, pass out gifts from our armored truck known as the “Bearcat”, and have a great time!”
And by golly that's what's gonna happen today, Friday December 22nd from 3:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County on Casino Road (525 W. Casino Rd) in Everett as Region 1 SWAT members hand out Christmas gifts to the kids.
The team members collected a big wad of dough to buy those gifts as a way to give back to the community and meet and greet with local residents in a fun, relaxed setting -- something they don't often get to do in their line of work.
"Participants will receive a gift bag and can take photos with team members," said Everett Police Department Lt. Bruce Bosman. "As the Team only deploys in worst-case scenarios, we want to let the community know we are here to protect them. This is a chance to interact with local families, introduce them to our officers and hopefully spread some holiday cheer.”
And cheer it is that shall be spread to one and old alike. It's gonna be a hoot n' holler so don't be late Nate, don't delay Fay. All community members (especially children) are invited.
And remember kids, you read it here in the mighty Chronicle first. The last outpost of truth, justice and the American way.
STORY TAGS: Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Region 1 SWAT, Sky Valley Chronicle, Everett Police Department