LAPD officers give family of woman with cancer an early ‘Blue’ Christmas to remember
LAPD officers brought some surprise holiday cheer to a woman battling cancer
By PoliceOne Staff
LOS ANGELES — LAPD officers brought some surprise holiday cheer to a woman battling cancer.
KCBS-TV reports that as part of their “Operation Blue Christmas,” the officers showed up with presents to give an early Christmas to Angelina Lopez, 47, and her family of six. Lopez was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, but her illness has become aggressive and spread to other parts of her body.
Lopez got to know Officers Yesenia Rodriguez and Sgt. Jerretta Sandoz through the department’s youth crime prevention and community support program, where she volunteered.
The officers wanted to ease some her pain, at least emotionally.
“Yes, we’re police officers, but people forget that behind the badge, we do care,” Rodriguez said.
Christmas came early for one South LA family last night. @LAPDNewtonCSP officers helped the League deliver gifts, a Christmas tree and dinner to Angelina Lopez and her family, who have struggled w/ the impact of Angelina's cancer. @CBSLARachel reports. @LAPDHQ pic.twitter.com/S3Ad8J7Bwx— LAPPL (@LAPPL) November 30, 2017