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Hapeville Police Sgt. shares special surprise with families in need

Sergeant James Carroll of the Hapeville Police Department said he was called by a higher power to bless others this holiday season.

HAPEVILLE, Ga. — A local police officer's act of generosity is serving as a reminder of hope and humanity during the holiday season.

Sergeant James Carroll of the Hapeville Police Department said he was called by a higher power to bless others this holiday season. So, that's exactly what he did.

Sgt. Carroll went to the bank and took out 10 $100 bills and handed them out to 10 different families who he thought could use a little extra help.

His gesture was met with hugs, tears, and laughs.

In the days leading up to Christmas and amid a holiday season that highlights kindness and giving, Sgt. Carroll's actions served as a fine example of the reason for the season.