The Charleston Police Department will deliver Christmas flowers to the families of homicide victims.
Members of the department’s family violence unit will give a Poinsettia with a card that reads “Thinking of You” to the families of each 2015 homicide victim, according to an announcement Thursday.
“After the death of a loved one, families are left to grieve, and the holidays can be the most difficult time for them,” police spokesman Charles Francis said. “This gesture can create a lasting relationship between the families and the police that is built on love.”
Police have reported 17 homicides in the city so far this year.
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