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Mystery of the Christmas wreath solved

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FOSTER, R.I. -

Every holiday season, a wreath has been hung on the entrance to the Rhode Island State Police Training Academy on Winsor Road in Foster, and no one knows who placed it there.

Its presence even prompted the state police to post a message on its Facebook page saying, "We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for the many beautiful wreaths over the years and to whoever has faithfully continued this holiday tradition."

On Sunday, the merry mystery was solved.

Lifelong Foster resident Marion Law has been anonymously delivering the wreath.

Marion estimates she's been doing this every year since she lived in the Winsor Road area some 18 years ago. Marion's current neighbor and friend, Gen Hayfield, has known the secret for years, and contacted NBC 10 via Facebook to tell us about it.

"She's always doing kind things and I had known she's done this for years," Hayfield said. "(She) just never realized how much it meant to people."

Marion purchases a new wreath every year from a local nursery. She doesn't deliver it for the attention, but as a way of saying thanks to state and local police around the region.

She expects to continue to do it every year for, as she puts it, "as long as I can."

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