First responders make Christmas dreams come true at annual Shop With a Cop event
- Written by Kristen Kitchens
- Published in Community
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Earlier this week, the Coffee County Sheriff's Office treated over 100 local children by knocking some of their Christmas items off their wish list during their 25th annual Shop With A Cop.
The families met dozens of deputies from the CCSO, along with officers from the Douglas Police Department, the GBI, EMS personnel, and other public safety officials, at the CCSO yesterday afternoon.
Families were then paired up with a deputy and received an escorted ride in a lit-up patrol car from the office to the Douglas Walmart. The children and officers stormed each aisle as the children were able to pick out the toys of their choosing.
This year, the CCSO was able to gift 117 children during the experience.
Proceeds are donated each year to the CCSO by members of the community to help cover the cost of the items. CCSO Chief Fred Cole gave credit to the sponsors and those who have supported the event over the last 26 years.
"I want to personally thank the many individuals who have supported the Shop with a Cop event each year. This is our 25th year being able to host this event, and we could not do it without you," CCSO Chief Deputy Fred Cole stated. "Our deputies and first responders look forward to this night every year, and we already can't wait until next year."
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