Pasadena Police Provide Baskets that Brighten

Police Sergeant Glenn ThompsonLeaving the Pasadena Police Dept with gifts for 64 familiesSanta (Michael Cook) with neighbor childrenSanta (Michael Cook) with neighbor childrenLt. Carolyn Gordon taking photos for Santa and neighbor familySanta (Michael Cook)Santa and Lopez familySanta and Lopez family bringing him cookiesSanta and Lopez family giving him cookiesLt. Carolyn Gordon, Santa, Deputy Chief Cheryl Moody, and Lopez familySanta and Lopez family unwrapping giftsSanta approaching the Yorke family houseSanta, Deputy Chief Cheryl Moody, and Yorke familySanta and Yorke familySanta and Sandoval familyDeputy Chief Cheryl Moody, Santa, Lt. Carolyn Gordon, and Sandoval familySanta and Bustos familySanta and Bustos familyLt. Carolyn Gordon, Santa, Deputy Chief Cheryl Moody, and Bustos family

By DAVID CROSS | Photography by SHIRLEY HUANG

5:53 am | December 24, 2019


The Pasadena Police Department deployed its all-important Community Services Section in a Saturday mission of top priority: brightening spirits during the holiday season.

About 110 families accrued to PPD headquarters on the morning of Dec. 21, to receive the gift of kindness, the gift of a food basket or toy basket.

“What we’re doing is giving back to the community by helping those who need help,” explained PPD’s Lieutenant Carolyn Gordon. “It is important. This is a huge season, the season of giving and so a lot of officers are using their own personal time to give back to the community.”

The Community Services Section was aided in its effort at bringing cheer to those who can use it by the Salvation Army of Pasadena, Stater Brothers Markets, Target, a corporate citizen, the name of which pops up in charitable cases with telling regularity.