Newtown Police Force Gets Christmas Day Off
Cops from nearby communities step in
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2012 5:31 AM CST
Newtown Police Officer Maryhelen McCarthy wipes away tears while placing flowers at a makeshift memorial outside of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church on Dec. 16.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(Newser) – A big gesture of support for police officers in Newtown, Connecticut: Cops have from nearby communities have stepped in to patrol the town today, meaning the entire Newtown police force gets Christmas Day off, reports CNN. "It's a police thing," says a lieutenant from Shelton, Connecticut. Between police work and funerals, Newtown officers have been working pretty much around the clock since the Sandy Hook school rampage on Dec. 14.

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Dec 26, 2012 2:26 AM CST
I really do believe there is a Santa Claus somewhere. Do you believe? Much Love and Prayers for all Police Officers in Newtown Connecticut and their families. Special Thanks to each and every Police Officer from the other communities. Have a very Blessed Merry Christmas!
Dec 26, 2012 12:30 AM CST
Bravo to the cops from the other communities.
Dec 25, 2012 8:35 PM CST
It is so nice that this happened for the fine officers of this community. As the article said they have worked non-stop since that massacre. I hope that they were able to relax a little bit and all of the best wishes for you officers, friends and families in that town. There are a lot of us out here who care.