Newtown cops get Christmas Day off thanks to generosity of area officers

Posted: 7:02 PM, Dec 25, 2012
Updated: 2012-12-25 19:42:17-05

Newtown police officers got the day off, thanks to the kindness of fellow officers from across the state.

Connecticut officers from nearby towns volunteered to cover all of the Newtown shifts.

Many of the officers will be donating their overtime pay to charities working to help the shooting victims’ families.