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Missouri police officers have put their money together to buy costumes for children in need on Tuesday, there are a few of the students at a local elementary school and couldn’t afford to get one for the school’s Halloween party.
During their night shift, and various Wentzville police became aware that there was a need for costumes, Heritage Elementary school, a department spokesman said Jacob Schmidt, told Fox News.
Officers of the Wentzville Police department in Missouri to have their money to buy costumes for children in need on Tuesday, there are a few of the students at a local elementary school and couldn’t afford to get one for the school’s Halloween party.
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Schmidt said of Germany. Marc White came up with two Facebook posts by the Heritage teachers, stating that there are a number of students who were not going to be able to dress up for their class party on Thursday. At the post office, the teachers were asked to collect donations of gently used or new costumes to help the children be able to dress up and not feel excluded.
At about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sgt. White spoke of the messages of the five other Wentzville police officers who are working at the time and told him that he had to go out and buy a couple of suits from Walmart, since the store is only open for 24 hours, Schmidt said.
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“One of the officers says,” I will not buy it if you are going to buy,'” Schmidt told Fox News. “They will eventually have to bundle up enough money between the six of them will have to buy 10 suits. “
Following the sergeant, the officers, the costumes, and some of them were holding them up in front of the school, and took a picture. Sgt. White to comment on any of the teacher’s message with the picture, Schmidt said.
He added that the officers on the left of the two in the school’s resource officer from the office with a note asking that they be delivered to you by one of the teachers, who are asked to make donations.
“It was a $150-200 that they’re together,” Schmidt told Fox News. “She was just trying to be a nice gesture.”
On Tuesday, the Wentzville Police Department tweeted the photo and wrote, “Last night, Sgt. White and the officers of the P4 [Pack of 4] heard of the need to make Halloween costumes to the students of the Heritage School. They pooled their money and bought 10 of the costumes so that they will be able to join in on the Halloween fun and trick-or-treat on Thursday night. Great job in P4!”
The department has also posted the photo on Facebook, which, Schmidt said, asked a couple of people asking how they can donate to the costumes as well.
The Heritage Elementary Parent Teacher Association responded with a Facebook post, writing, “This is the reason why we love our Heritage, and the Wentzville community.”
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“We are not only to be responsive to calls for service, we do everything possible to get out of there, to go and help out the community,” Schmidt told Fox News. “More than half of our police officers live in the city, so we have a vested interest in the community.”
“I have a mission in this regard is to ensure that every student has a costume, so that they will be able to take part,” he added.
Some of the teachers of Heritage Elementary school and posted it on their personal social media accounts, and ask for the costume donations after the school’s principal sent out an e-mail to the staff to determine that there was a need for the following concerns of the students, Mary LaPak, the school’s chief communications officer, said.
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“The staff has been very impressed by the kindness, generosity and support of the Wentzville Police department and our community,” LaPak, told Fox News.
Costume donations will be for grades K-6 will be accepted at the Heritage Primary School in Wentzville, up to 10 hours on Thursday. The school’s Halloween party will start later in the day.