Cloquet Police Hope to Stuff Six Squad Cars with Gifts for Kids

After filling 5 squad cars last year, officers hoped to get five and a half or even six stuffed this year with unwrapped toys and gifts for kids ranging from infants to 17-year-olds.

CLOQUET, Minn.- The Cloquet community banded together with law enforcement and Cloquet Salvation Army tonight to fill some squad cars with toys and hopefully some cheer for kids in need.

Cloquet P.D. held their 5th annual Stuff the Squad event outside the Walmart and L and M Fleet Supply.

After filling 5 squad cars last year, officers hoped to get five and a half or even six stuffed this year with unwrapped toys and gifts for kids ranging from infants to 17-year-olds.

Officer Kyle Voltzke, who brought the idea to the city, says it warms his heart each year to see the community step up.

“Truly I’m a parent so I see how happy my kids are to have a gift to open up on Christmas morning and so I want other kids in our area to feel the same way and not miss out on something because they may not have the same hope situation that my kids do,” Officer Voltzke said.

The cops were out there until eight Wednesday, but the Salvation Army is still accepting donations, and they encourage people to not forget gifts for the older kids.

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