Mammoth Officers brighten holiday

mlpoaturkeyAccording to Officer Paul Robles, President of the Mammoth Lakes Police Officers Association, on Monday, November 21, 2011, the Mammoth Lakes Police Officer’s Association (MLPOA) spread some thanks by giving away 30 Thanksgiving Turkeys to local families.

Robles said that the MLPOA thinks “it’s important to give back to the community we serve.  We often only deal with the negative aspects of police work, and it’s great to see the faces on these families when we hand them a turkey and wish them a great holiday.  It’s very rewarding not just for the officers, but for the families involved as well.”

This is the second year the MLPOA has done their Turkey give-away.

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13 Responses to Mammoth Officers brighten holiday

  1. Amazed in Bishop November 26, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Wow, is it just me or is there a huge lack of compassion out there?

  2. Big Rick O'Brien November 25, 2011 at 4:18 am #

    It was a great thing you guys and gals of MLPD did… I just hope you didn’t give any free turkey’s to any family that is driving around in a 40,000.00$ s.u.v.

  3. Detective Rick Moberly November 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    The Mammoth Lakes Police Officers Association obtained information from Mammoth Elementary and Middle School as to which families they knew were on hard times. The school provided us with a list of families and their addresses. The police officers voted to continue this program for the second year because of the positive comments we received from last years families. This year was no different and we were pleased to be able to assist 30 families in our community. We would like to thank our local Vons Grocery Store for their assistance in this program. The funds came exclusively from the rank and file police officers.

    Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving on behalf of the Mammoth Lakes Police Officer’s Association.

  4. STEVEN November 24, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    I,m not a bigot, I’m a law abiding Patriot who loves his Country. And there is proof of illegality. Where do you think 12 to 20 million illegal aliens from Mexico are hiding! In plain sight! Proof is in the pudding.

  5. STEVEN November 24, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    Why not show some unemployed skier who is waiting for things to pick up in town.
    Why again do you show the same picture from last year of some so called poor illegal alien family taking a free hand out.
    Because they need it?
    They dont need it!
    They have more food stamps than they know what to do with!
    They walk around vons board to death trying to think of something to buy to kill the time!
    The amount of money they get in food stamps is staggering!
    I have watched them pull out their food stamps time and and time again at Vons. I watch!
    After all, It’s my hard earned money they are spending!
    Food stamps now come in the form of a credit card, listen closely, with the word “ADVANTAGE” on the front of the card.
    ADVANTAGE, as in taking advantage of the system. All you need is a few anchor babies and you get a fortune!
    How do I know this?
    I have a friend down in LA who works for the welfare dept.
    She has informed me that illegals can apply for welfare if they have American born children.
    The average illegal alien has three. And counting! They get more food stamps per child.
    They dont need free turkey dinners.
    They need a stiff boot in the ass!
    And if that makes me a Grinch, then fine! At least I am a well informed Grinch!
    You people need a Grinch for the Holidays? I’ll be him for you. Because this Grinch knows the truth and am not going to let some consumer orientated Holiday where people spend tons of money they dont have on crappy Chinese made products, get in the way of the realities that face this Country.
    Hungry illegal aliens are definitely not on the Xmas list this year, or any year!
    Bah Humbug!

    • Benett Kessler November 24, 2011 at 9:48 am #

      Ouch. Your bigotry is showing. The picture is new from this year, and there is no evidence of any illegality.
      Please, find some love in your heart for the holidays.

      • Rob November 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

        So Benett what was the criteria they used to discriminate against who didn’t get a turkey and who actually did?

        I could say the article was lousy reporting and it would hold as much water as you saying Steven’s bigotry is showing. You shouldn’t go there.

        • Benett Kessler November 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm #


          Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, as they say, and the spirit of giving is just that. What’s with you guys?

    • Wayne Deja November 24, 2011 at 10:55 am #

      Steve….I was getting ready to baste my Turkey,and your two comments on this story gave me a plan I’m sure you would agree with….Instead of MLPD giving out these turkeys to needy families,what they,and other organizations should do this holiday season is give out turkey dinners,gifts,instead of these “wish trees” in Inyo County getting toys to children that might not have a Christmas,they should all give these treats to the wealthy.That way,the wealthy wouldn’t have to spend their own money,much like the tax CUTS and tax BREAKS Fox news and the GOP feel they should get.And then,they in turn can pass their savings into extra employee hiring,and wage increases for their employees, helping to end this unemployment problem we have,thanks to the Democrats and President Obama. And all of America would benefit….right?…And then maybe on Christmas Eve,when all the families are together,what a great time that would be for ICE to make some of those illegal immigrant sweeps across the Country,ridding this U.S.of A.of all these terrible people that have no right to be here….right?…I better go…and E-mail Bill O. and Hannity with my plan…our plan…to fix this Country.But first,got to get my turkey out of the oven and donate it to a rich neighbor….after all,my turkey,and Thanksgiving dinner was given to me by IMACA.

    • Ken Warner November 24, 2011 at 11:52 am #

      I wonder where your “information” from. It’s not easy to get food stamps. You really have to show legal status and economic need. Try it yourself if you don’t believe me.

      Here’s what you need to read:

      On the other hand, illegal immigrants does cost the nation some money and if the Congress is willing to cut Medicare and Social Security benefits to legal, native born citizens, then they should also look at cutting benefits to illegals who by definition are criminals.

      And at the same time, our flawed economic model pivots on cheap immigrant labor who do crap work for crap wages. So if you are willing to take the benefit of their contributions to our economy and you do in many ways — be willing to show some appreciation.

      It’s not such a simple black and white issue.

  6. STEVEN November 23, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    There they are! Free Handouts!

    • Benett Kessler November 23, 2011 at 8:22 am #

      You’re beginning to sound a tad like Scrooge.

    • Wayne Deja November 24, 2011 at 7:48 am #

      Steven….This must be a terrible time of the year for you…The holidays when people,and organizations go out of their way to help out the less fortunate.Ever thought about applying for a news anchor job at Fox news?..Or running for the GOP nomination?…I hear…AND see they are trying to find a candidate that can beat out Obama next year.


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