The Mesquite Police Santa Cop Toy Program is an annual event that has been
going on for over 40 years. It began with Mesquite Police Officer Reese
Bullard, who was assigned to a low-income apartment complex and knew families
that were unable to provide Christmas gifts for their children. Bullard
made arrangements for these families to received gifts, and each year
the need grew, and in 1982 the program went citywide and continues to
grow and provide for more families with the help of the community.
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