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A Canyon County Sheriff’s Crime Lab trailer slowly backed up to the Valley Women & Children’s Center in Nampa on Friday. An officer unlocked the back of the vehicle, revealing a several-feet tall shrink-wrapped Christmas tree — and plenty of holiday spirit.

Sheriff Kieran Donahue and another officer pulled on an orange string, dragging the tree out of the trailer by the tree stand. Another officer pushed the tree, originally from the Canyon County Festival of Trees, from behind.

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D&B Supply President Mark Schmitt places a musical tree topper on the top of a donated Christmas tree at Valley Women & Children’s Center in Nampa on Friday.

Carolyn Komatsoulis covers Meridian and Ada County. Contact her at 208-465-8107 and follow her on Twitter @CKomatsoulis.

Carolyn Komatsoulis covers Boise, Meridian and Ada County for the Idaho Press. She previously worked at a newspaper in rural Nebraska. She's from the D.C. area and went to school in Boston, where she graduated with a degree in journalism. In her free time, she loves watching football, spending time with Kyoko and Pickles, exploring and going on road trips with her best friends. She welcomes news tips in English or Spanish.

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