Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Jessie Rende is hugged by Franky Soto, 10, after Rende and other officers and volunteers delivered toys and food to the Soto family in east Charlotte Thursday morning, December 23, 2016, part of their annual delivery of Christmas gifts for the 42nd Annual CMPD Explorers Christmas Project.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Jessie Rende is hugged by Franky Soto, 10, after Rende and other officers and volunteers delivered toys and food to the Soto family in east Charlotte Thursday morning, December 23, 2016, part of their annual delivery of Christmas gifts for the 42nd Annual CMPD Explorers Christmas Project. Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Jessie Rende is hugged by Franky Soto, 10, after Rende and other officers and volunteers delivered toys and food to the Soto family in east Charlotte Thursday morning, December 23, 2016, part of their annual delivery of Christmas gifts for the 42nd Annual CMPD Explorers Christmas Project. Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com