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Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Helps Make Christmas Special For Kids Through ‘Shop With A Cop” Program

Posted at 7:19 PM, Dec 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-08 19:19:56-05

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office had the chance to make Christmas wishes come true for some lucky kids in Laurel County.

The sheriff, supervisors, deputies, bailiffs and security officers all took part in Laurel County’s “Shop with a Cop” program on Saturday morning.

Kids and their parents, alongside men in uniform, each had $100 to spend at the Walmart in London. $70 of the money had to go towards clothing, the other $30 could be spent on toys.

This year’s event reached a record 240 children, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

The money for the event comes from donations from businesses, organizations, individuals and other fundraisers.

This is the 23rd year the Cumberland Valley Fraternal Order of Police “Shop with a Cop” will make a difference for kids all over the area.

Also assisting in the event were: Jamie Harrison- representative of Shop with a Cop, all Shop with a Cop board members, Chief Terry Wattenbarger and Laurel County Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Derek House and  London City Police, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, Laurel 911 dispatchers, individual volunteers from Connect Missional Church, Forcht Bank staff, One Main Financial staff, all county school family resource personnel, North Laurel High School Girls softball team, and countless other volunteers.

“Thanks again to our donors and volunteers, and everyone for making this such a successful and blessed event today,” said Sheriff John Root.