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Arkansas police officers help hang Christmas lights on disabled person's home

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     (Centerton Police Department/Fox 5 Atlanta)

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     (Centerton Police Department/Fox 5 Atlanta)

Residents in an Arkansas town are applauding local police officers for a generous act that helped a fellow citizen enjoy the holiday season.

Officers from the Centerton Police Department helped the unidentified person hang their Christmas lights after Centerton Mayor Bill Edwards put a call out for assistance on Facebook, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

“It is an important part of Christmas to me,” the resident told Edwards. "I have only one eave that needs a sliding aluminum ladder, which I do not have." 

When several local police officers responded, Edwards expressed his gratitude, the news station reported.

“Thanks for giving back to the community, and thanks for a job well done,” Edwards said.

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On Facebook, the Centerton Police Department shared four photos of the officers stringing the lights on the resident’s home, along with the following caption: "Some days it's not just about writing tickets and taking people to jail," Centerton police said on Facebook. "Community policing is a major need in this day and age, and we believe even the smallest acts can leave lasting effects!"