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‘Secret Santa’ Gives Money To Ashland Police To Help Those In Need

Police Chief Said Funds Were Given To Officers To Share

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The Ashland Police Department received a surprise this holiday season when a “Secret Santa” stopped by and handed over $2,000.

Ashland Police Chief Greg BeBeau wouldn’t reveal the identity of the Good Samaritan who handed over the 20 $100 bills, but BeBeau said he was told to give the money out to people living in the community.

BeBeau said the person had a reason for giving the money to the police.

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“Because they felt the police department knows everyone in a small community and they know the people that are in need. They know the people that could use a little Christmas cheer. The exact words of this Secret Santa were, ‘The police know everybody,’” he said.

He added that there were rules before the money was dispersed.

“The specific rules were $100 per person,” BeBeau said. “’Pick 20 people.’ I said, ‘I will do that.’ I told the Secret Santa, I said, ‘You know, this is the most generous, kind-hearted thing I’ve seen in my 29-year career.’ I said, ‘You better leave now because you’re about to make me cry.’”

BeBeau said he directed his officers to hit the streets and divvy up the cash among those in need. The officers began handing out the $100 bills last week.

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