Iowa Police Officers hand out turkeys instead of traffic tickets

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(KWWL) Police officers in West Liberty, Iowa are spreading a little holiday cheer by handing out free turkeys instead of traffic tickets.

Officers in West Liberty were finding reasons to pull people over, whether it be a missing license plate or rolling through a stop sign, and then instead of giving tickets, they were giving vouchers for free turkeys.

The “Turkeys Not Tickets Campaign” is sponsored by a local grocery store and is meant to brighten the day of unsuspecting drivers.

Police Chief Kary Kinmonth says he approached West Liberty Foods expecting to get a handful of turkeys to handout for the holidays but the next day they donated 100 turkey vouchers, a donation worth $1,500.

Kinmonth says officers typically see people at their worst, so it is important for citizens to see a more positive side of officers.Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.

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