Police officers from all around Connecticut agreed to work on Christmas to give Newtown, Connecticut officers the day off.
Newtown’s officers have been working non-stop since the Dec. 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, reports CNN.
Lt. Bob Kozlowsky, who works with the police department in Shelton, Connecticut, told CNN: "When something like this happens, it’s a police thing. We’ll always try to help out neighboring towns. Any time there’s a tragedy, we’ll try our best to lend a helping hand."
Many of the police officers filling in for Newtown's force have also agreed to donate their overtime pay to local charities or work for free.
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Newtown police spokesperson Sgt. Steve Santucci said: “They’ve been actually non-stop with their aid. It’s pretty amazing.”