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#WeSeeYouKSHB: KCPD officers feed tenants who lack air conditioning

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Posted at 8:20 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 21:20:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police officers provided food to tenants at an apartment complex where residents have been without air conditioning for weeks.

With the help of the Salvation Army and Taking it to the Streets, officers grilled bratwursts and packed them with a bun, chips and water for residents at the Gabriel Towers.

One officer said there was no hesitation to figure out a way to help.

"That's what my job is about,” Holly Sticken, a community interaction officer, said. “It’s about bringing joy to someone and showing them that we're humans outside of this uniform and that we care.”

Sticken said each interaction with residents was positive and she wants their actions to be an opportunity to show hope for the community.

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