Country singer Randy Travis helps Texas officer who lost home in fire

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Country music singer Randy Travis helped brighten the Christmas of one Texas police officer.

Gainesville police officer Keith Bartlett and his family lost their home in a fire earlier this month.

The community has been helping them put their lives back together after the disaster, and Travis decided to pitch in.

The singer dropped by the police station to surprise Bartlett with an autographed guitar.

Bartlett was lured out of the office with a fake suspicious vehicle call on Christmas Day so Travis and his family could surprise Bartlett. The department posted on Facebook, "The shift got to hang out with Randy for a while, and Keith played a few tunes. What a Christmas at the PD!"

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NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16: Randy Travis sings 'Amazing Grace' with wife Mary Davis (R) during the 2016 Medallion Ceremony at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16: Randy Travis sings 'Amazing Grace' with wife Mary Davis (R) and Garth Brooks (L) during the 2016 Medallion Ceremony at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16: Randy Travis and Brandy Clark attend The 2016 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16: Inductee Randy Travis arrives at the 2016 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum )
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16: Mary Davis (R) honors husband, inductee Randy Travis (L) onstage during the 2016 Medallion Ceremony at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 29: Recording Artist Randy Travis and wife Mary Davis speak to the audience during the 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Announcement at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Travis is entering the Hall of Fame in the Modern-era category on March 29, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 19: Singer-songwriter Randy Travis (R) attends the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Diamond/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp)
ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 07: Musicians Faith Hill (L) and Randy Travis at George Strait's 'The Cowboy Rides Away Tour' final stop at AT&T Stadium at AT&T Stadium on June 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for George Strait)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 07: Randy Travis performs at LP Field during the 2013 CMA Music Festival on June 7, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 07: Randy Travis performs at LP Field during the 2013 CMA Music Festival on June 7, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: Singer Randy Travis performs at the Johnny Cash Limited-Edition Forever Stamp launch at Ryman Auditorium on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Country singer Randy Travis performs at the funeral service for George Jones at The Grand Ole Opry on May 2, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. Jones passed away on April 26, 2013 at the age of 81. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Nancy Jones)
PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 07: Singer Randy Travis onstage at the American Giving Awards presented by Chase held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on December 7, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
FRANKLIN, TN - OCTOBER 24: Randy Travis performs during CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers And Randy Travis tape at The Factory, Liberty Hall in Franklin, Tennessee on October 24, 2012 CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers And Randy Travis airs only on CMT November 23rd 2012 (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT Crossroads)
FRANKLIN, TN - OCTOBER 24: Bob Crawford - Avett Brothers, Randy Travis, Scott Avett and Seth Avett perform during CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers And Randy Travis tape at The Factory, Liberty Hall in Franklin, Tennessee on October 24, 2012 CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers And Randy Travis airs only on CMT November 23rd 2012 (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT Crossroads)
FRANKLIN, TN - OCTOBER 24: Bob Crawford - Randy Travis performs during CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers And Randy Travis tape at The Factory, Liberty Hall in Franklin, Tennessee on October 24, 2012 CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers And Randy Travis airs only on CMT November 23rd 2012 (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT Crossroads)
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Bartlett was an avid guitar player, and he lost his two instruments in the fire. He told KXII, "At first, you realize everything's gone as a whole, but then you start thinking of the little things. ... We are extremely blessed with everybody helping us ... my sergeant, the whole department, strangers."

The two men had actually met briefly before. Bartlett helped investigate a theft case at the Travis family's ranch in Cooke County.

Travis is still recovering from a massive stroke he suffered in 2013. It left him unable to sing or speak. He's gradually started to regain his voice, and he performed a rendition of "Amazing Grace" during his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame this October.


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