CHICAGO (CBS) — A holiday tradition for the families of fallen Chicago Police officers may look a little different this year, but Operation Santa is still in full swing.
“I think we’re going to bring a lot of joy to a lot of families today, and that’s what it’s all about,” said former Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline, now executive director for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. “I always tell the officers on this, ‘You’ll get more out of this than the families will, and I’ve never been proven wrong yet.”READ MORE: RealTime Weather Alert: Wet And Windy Through Monday Morning, Flooding Possible
Santa’s motorcade got a police escort for its first stop for Operation Santa at Macy’s.
Each year, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation delivers gifts to the families of fallen and seriously injured officers.READ MORE: Man, Woman Shot In Vehicle On Kedzie Avenue In East Garfield Park, Go On To Crash In Humboldt Park With Child In Car
This weekend, 17 are on the list.
Because of social distancing, officers will drop off presents outside the recipients’ home.MORE NEWS: Riggs, Kenosha County Sheriff's K-9 Shot By Chicago Homicide Suspect, Is Released From Veterinary Hospital To Applause
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