Local officials make sure no one spends Easter alone

The Dougherty County Police Department brought the Easter Bunny to families who had to spend the holiday in the NICU. / File

The Dougherty County Police Department made a special visit to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Sunday morning.

Members of the police department along with the Easter Bunny went to the NICU at the hospital to visit families who had to spend their Easter there.

Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick with the Dougherty County Police Department said when he was about three, he had to spend Easter in the hospital so he knows what these families are going through. Kirkpatrick said the police department enjoys coming to the hospital every Easter as a way of giving back to the community.

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