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While many of us are enjoying the day with our families tomorrow there are some who have to work. Doctors, nurses, firefighters and police are among those who have to clock in even on Christmas Day.

While you are gathered around the tree with your family, there are some who will be spending time away from theirs.

"It comes with the job. It's a rotation so this year I got lucky and had both Thanksgiving and Christmas off but I haven't looked at next year and I might work both of them," says Officer Kai Angstrom.

Officers will be patrolling the city throughout the day and night tomorrow. But that doesn't mean they didn't get to celebrate.

"Officers or any staff that work during the Christmas season they will usually celebrate it a different time. Either before or after their shift is over," says Officer Pat Frenzy. 

But someone has to be in to respond to any calls or traffic accidents that may occur.

 "This time of year the calls are, a lot of them are related to inside incidents that occur and you know officers have to respond to all the calls that happen. Whether it be traffic related or within the home," says Frenzy.

 But while you might think it would be difficult to be away from your family during the holidays Frenzy says they make it work.

"I wouldn't say that it's difficult. I think that all families that have a police officer in them, they know that and they understand that it might be a little sad at first, but from what I know our families are very supportive of what we do. So, they make the best of it. Like I said, they'll plan their schedules around it," says Frenzy.

And if they are lucky enough to have this Christmas off they say they will enjoy it and know they may have to work the next one.

This year by chance the schedule worked out that everyone who works tomorrow at the Bismarck Police Department had today off.

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