STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

SJPD employees raise money, present gift to local family

The St. Joseph Police Department participated in Adopt-A-Family, making it a Christmas the recipients won't soon forget.

Posted: Dec 19, 2019 4:52 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Police Department participated in Adopt-A-Family, making it a Christmas the recipients won't soon forget. 

The department's Communications and Dispatch Center and Records Department conducted fundraisers to raise proceeds for a local family in need this holiday. The Communications Center held a bake sale while the Records Office held an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest. 

On Thursday, the department presented the money with a few personalized Christmas cards to the Walker family. Will Walker, who received the money from the department, said the amount of support he felt from SJPD was incredible. 

"It's amazing because it's great to go visit people that want to help me and cheer for me when I'm going through rough times," Walker said. 

This is the third year the Communications and Records departments have participated in Adopt-A-Family. In the end, they raised over $900 for the Walker family. 

Will said he and his brother also got to spend the day with the dispatchers, learning what they do and how it works behind-the-scenes. He said it was a lot of hard work, but that he enjoyed every minute. 

Saint Joseph
Few Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Maryville
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 66°
Savannah
Few Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 69°
Cameron
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 68°
Fairfax
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 65°
Temperatures and humidity will continue to climb on Wednesday making it feel like a very humid day across northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 80s and increasing moisture and instability. This will likely mean shower and thunderstorm chances for the remainder of Thursday and Thursday night.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events