Duluth police replace kids' bikes lost in Easter fire

An Easter Sunday fire at the Applewood Knoll Apartments in Duluth, Minn. left 44 people without a home, and it also left a few children without bikes and toys. Saturday morning, Duluth police helped one family get back on two wheels with a surprise shopping trip.

Officers took Aurora, Caden and their mother Jessica Peterson to Walmart in Hermantown, Minn. for new bikes. A Duluth Police Department Facebook post said the kids had "no idea where they were going other than getting a ride in a squad car." 

Source: Facebook / Duluth Police Department

"Right now I have butterflies, just excitement," Jessica Peterson told FOX 21. "They get to finally have something of their own that they can remember that was in the house."

Duluth officers finished up their Saturday giving out stickers and coupons for ice cream. The mission of the Duluth Police Department is" to provide the highest level of service through partnerships and problem solving in a professional, ethical, and timely manner." Mission accomplished.

Source: Facebook / Duluth Police Department

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