Fox Point police officer Jenny Smith and Bayside officer Cory Fuller spent Saturday morning helping kids pick out Christmas presents for friends, family and themselves during Shop With A Cop, organized by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.
“This is a great opportunity to make a child’s holiday a little brighter,” Sheriff Daivd Clarke said in a press release. “If we influence children early, we can forge a positive perception of law enforcement officers that will last a lifetime.”
On Saturday, 75 kids between the ages of 5 and 13 were paired up with an officer, then took a charter bus to the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel. The morning kicked off with a big breakfast and was followed by trip to Walmart where each child was able to spend up to $100 on gifts for themselves, family and friends the press release said.
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After shopping, the kids were able to get their pictures taken with Santa while volunteers wrapped their Christmas presents for them.
Along with Fox Point and Bayside police, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s department, City of Milwaukee, Hales Corners, South Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay and UWM police officers also participated. There were also FBI officers, Wisconsin State Fair Park Police, U.S. Marshals Service and Veterans Affairs Police.