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Metro officers hand out Thanksgiving surprise

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Sgt. William Hibbs Sgt. William Hibbs

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Thanksgiving surprise showed up on the doorstep of more than 100 Louisville residents Tuesday morning, courtesy of Louisville Metro Police Department's First Division. 

Thanks to donations from Kentucky Harvest, Dare to Care and an anonymous donor, officers handed out a whole turkey, stuffing and all the other sides to people in the Portland area and surrounding neighborhoods who need it most. 

"There's a lot of really, really good people in the Portland neighborhood and we enjoy it. It gives a chance to be on a positive note," said Sergeant William Hibbs.  

Hibbs organized the event that started last year. They fed about 80 families in 2011. This year it took more than three hours to feed nearly 150. 

Families do not sign up to receive the food. Officers, along with help from the First Division Auxiliary, pick those who they know need it most. 

"We got everything we need now," said resident Thomas Wright whose family was only going to eat a ham, before Officer Danny Geary knocked on his door. "It means a lot," said Wright. 

Hibbs said they hope to feed even more families next Thanksgiving.

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