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Santa Cop Initiative Brings Toys, Joy to Wheeling Hospital Patients

December 21, 2016

As part of the Santa Cop initiative, members of the Wheeling Police Department presented toys to Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics. The toys, purchased by shoppers at the Highlands and given to the Santa Cop program, were then donated by the police to children in various hospitals. Santa Cop is an area radio network project. Shown in Austin’s Playroom at the Center for Pediatrics are, from left are: Cara Gazdik, Pediatrics nurse manager; patient Ariana Smith and her mom, Christina Danielak; Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger; Sgt. Josh Sanders; Ptl. Carlie Haywood; Minion Timmi Williams; Ptl. Harry Myers; and Pfc. Ryan Ferrell.

As part of the Santa Cop initiative, members of the Wheeling Police Department presented toys to Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics. The toys, purchased by shoppers at the Highlands and given to the Santa Cop program, were then donated by the police to children in various hospitals. Santa Cop is an area radio network project. Shown in Austin’s Playroom at the Center for Pediatrics are, from left are: Cara Gazdik, Pediatrics nurse manager; patient Ariana Smith and her mom, Christina Danielak; Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger; Sgt. Josh Sanders; Ptl. Carlie Haywood; Minion Timmi Williams; Ptl. Harry Myers; and Pfc. Ryan Ferrell.