Tulsa Police Officers surprised one of their own with $1,500 worth of gifts for his kids for Christmas.
Officer Chris Emhoolah walked into his squad meeting Friday and was surprised with a table of gifts and a check for nearly $800.
Officer Emhoolah is a full-time officer, his wife is a full time ICU nurse and they are both in the military. They have three kids of their own and just recently became foster parents to their niece and nephew. They are always giving to others, but officers decided it was time for them to be blessed.
"I came in and saw the presents and was wondering what was going on,” said Emhoolah. "I was like, it's for me. Like it's incredible. Totally unexpected."
Officer Emhoolah is the kind of guy who takes on whatever hand he is dealt, and never will ask for help. That's why he was blown away when he found out all the gifts were for him.
"Just to have somebody out of the blue do something like this for us, man it just takes your breath away,” said Emhoolah.
Emhoolah and his wife have dedicated their lives to serving others as an officer, nurse, and military. When DHS called asking if Chris would take in his niece and nephew, he said yes before he even asked his wife. Now, he has a house of five kids all under 10.
Tulsa Officer Nate Terrell started a nonprofit called Blue Light Ministries, which helps give back to officers in need.
"We knew he was going through a tough time, but he didn't complain, you know he was just pushing through it doing what he had to do,” said Officer Terrell. “We've got police officers going all across the community surprising citizens with blessings, so it's just really cool to do something like that for a police officer, to surprise them with a blessing."
"It's just been awesome. I can't wait for Christmas,” said Officer Emhoolah. “I can't wait to see them open up all these presents and see the look on their faces."
All donations to Blue Light Ministries until the end of the year will go to Emhoolah and his family.