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Families are chosen for the program at the recommendation of police officers who come into contact with them during the year. Contributions from police department personnel, and the Nashville community fund the program.
"Former Chief Joe Casey, who began this program in 1961, knew that the police department's mission was to make a positive difference in the lives of Nashville's families, especially the disadvantaged," Chief Steve Anderson said.
The Music City and Rivergate Chapters of the Harley Owners Group are significant contributors to the police department's Christmas Basket efforts.
The program is in it's 51st year. In it's inception, the program served two families.
Monday, December 24 2012, 03:11 PM CST
Arrest made in fatal shooting in Memphis
May 23, 2013 19:55 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another.
The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/188G97s ) reports that 21-year-old Setric Hall has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, attempted second-degree murder and using a firearm during a felony.
He's being held in the Shelby County Jail.
Police say the shootings occurred Wednesday night. Officers found a 26-year-old man on the floor with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead there, and later identified as Devin Cox.
A few minutes later, officers responded to another location, where they found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
Police believe that Hall was trying to shoot his girlfriend when the 22-year-old man intervened.
The girlfriend was not injured.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
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