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Franklin County deputy sheriff grants Christmas wish

Photo courtesy Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
Photo courtesy Franklin County Sheriff's Office.(WDBJ)
Published: Dec. 31, 2019 at 12:53 PM EST
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For the past four years, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office has partnered with Franklin County Public Schools Education Foundation (FCPSEF) to put on Operation Christmas Tree, a program that helps needy families throughout the county.

Operation Christmas Tree allows people to pre-order Frasier Fir trees for the holidays, and all proceeds go toward helping families with food, clothing and gifts.

This year, one little girl wanted a different kind of present: She wanted an deputy sheriff to show up in a cruiser to visit with her.

Just before Christmas, Franklin County Deputy Sheriff Morgan Funck turned the little girl's wish into reality.

Funck stopped by the family's home - cool cruiser in tow - to visit with the girl, along with the other children in the home.

"Their faces told the story. They were all so excited to see me when I arrived. I may have been as excited as they were." Deputy Funck said with a grin. "I had them get in my cruiser, turned on the blue lights. I talked about the car's equipment and what I carried on my duty belt. We had a wonderful stay."

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