Mercedes Police Gives Christmas Presents to Needy Family

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, December 24 2016 Dec 24, 2016 December 24, 2016 4:37 PM December 24, 2016 in News

MERCEDES--Mercedes police gave Christmas presents to a previously homeless Mercedes family.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS has been reporting on the Olvera family for months. They used to live in a park before moving into a home earlier this year. The father and husband, Santos Olvera, passed away from an illness right before Thanksgiving.

Santos' wife, Leticia, told CHANNEL 5 NEWS she was happy Mercedes police bought the children presents. She said the family misses Santos every day.

"He would say, there will be a day I won't be here...And we have to move forward," Leticia Olvera said.

The Mercedes Police Department chooses a less fortunate family every year to give presents to. Police chief Olga Maldonado said it was an easy choice this year to give to the Olvera family.

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