Blue Santa was created in 2007 by a handful of East Texas Fraternal Order of Police officers taking a few children the officers had met on calls Christmas shopping in Tyler, TX. Now Blue Santa has grown! Every year hundreds of police officers in the East Texas area take hundreds of children Christmas shopping. Most of these children are victims or witnesses of crimes. The last time a child comes into contact with an officer should not be remembered as the worst day of that child’s life.