Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, brought some Christmas cheer to two grieving families Wednesday.
The Staffords brought Christmas gifts to the families of two slain Detroit police officers. It is the couple’s Christmas tradition to bring gifts to a couple of families in need every year.
“And this year it was a great opportunity considering we did two families of fallen police officers, people that protect us and lost their lives in the line of duty,” the former Georgia quarterback told ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. “Something we felt was important and just happy to do it.”
Kelly Stafford posted pictures with both families on her Instagram account. Fox 2 Detroit’s Randy Wimbley reports one of the families was that of deceased Detroit Police Cpl. Myron Jarrett. Stafford did not name the other officer’s family in her post.
“Matthew Stafford and his wife are so sweet and he’s so down to earth,” said Sacha Jarrett, Cpl. Jarrett’s wife. “He’s such a regular guy, I didn’t know. He came to my home, he seemed like he was very comfortable there he communicated with my kids and I just appreciate what they did for my family this Christmas.”
Words can't express how we felt about this family. I think you can see it in our smiles how happy a night it was. This family has gone through a lot in the past month, but you would have never known it.. they welcomed us into their home with open arms. We are so grateful that we were given a chance to meet them, it was one of the best gifts we could be given. #besttimeoftheyear #amazingfamily #familyovereverything #donttakeasecondforgrantedwithlovedones