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DETROIT – The family of a slain police officer is thanking an NFL player for making sure they had gifts to open this Christmas.

WKBK reports Detroit police corporal Myron Jarrett was killed by a hit-and-run driver during a traffic stop in October.

He left behind his wife and children.

“We have a daughter that’s a senior in high school so she’s really taking it hard and her father won’t be there for her graduation so it’s very difficult for her. So this is going to be double for her not having him for the holidays as well as not being at her graduation in June,” said his wife, Sacha Jarrett.

The community has stepped up to help the Jarrett family during this difficult time. Detroit Police’s 12th precinct held an auction to raise money, and Detroit Lions star quarterback Matthew Stafford adopted the family for Christmas, delivering toys and clothes to their home Wednesday morning.

“Matthew Stafford and his wife are so sweet and down to earth,” said Jarrett. “I just appreciate what they did for my family this Christmas.”

Watch the heartwarming story below:

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