COVINGTON Despite a little chill, the Covington Police Department found time away from their busy schedules to hand out candy canes to more than 150 elementary school students at Newton County Theme School on Wednesday morning.

Students were greeted by officers, Newton County School System administrators and the conductor of the Covington Polar Express.

In 2018, Sgt. Victor Partee started the initiative, Operation Candy Cane, after visiting South Salem Elementary School and seeing there was a need for positive engagement.

This year, the CPD held the event at NCTS in honor of the late Almond Turner, former assistant chief at CPD and a member of the school board, who was killed late November.

NCTS kindergarten through second grade students received candy canes and boarded the Polar Express.

To learn more about CPD’s community involvement, visit www.covingtonpolice.com/programs.

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