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Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office Pulls Over Drivers To Deliver Toys

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SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) -- The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office is pulling drivers over ahead of the holidays, but they're swapping tickets for toys.

"I thought we were in trouble," exclaimed one child after his family was pulled over.

Not an unusual reaction when flashing lights are accompanied by Deputy Galen Irvin.

"The kids are ecstatic," Irvin said. "The parents, obviously, when you first pull them over, are worried -- wondering what ]they've] done wrong."

The toys were collected during a toy drive in memory of a friend of the sheriff's office who recently passed away.

"I'm basically trying to look for lower income vehicles, things that make me think they might need a little assistance with Christmas," Irvin said. "We're not looking for our names in the news or the paper, we're doing it cause we like helping people."