“Shop With Cops” Is Best Day Of Year For Local Kids; Cops (VIDEO)

Jasper (NNDC) – Each year about 60 kids, most with TRI-CAP’s Head Start Program are selected to go Christmas shopping with members of our local law enforcement.

“Shop With A Cop” has not only become a special day for the kids, but its the best day of the year for the cops…

Officers with the Jasper, Huntingburg and Ferdinand police departments, along with members of the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police and the Department of Natural Resources all take part in the “Shop With A Cop” in Dubois County.

This is the 14th year local law enforcement has hosted “Shop With A Cop” with Head Start kids.
Many of these officers have taken part since the beginning. Wives too. Ann Bennett, wife of the Jasper police department chief is here to make sure Mike gets it right for the young lady they are shopping with…(ANN BENNETT ON CAMERA)

Jesus Monerrez says wife Contessa has vital role in making the right gifts are chosen for the young girl they are with…(JESUS MONERREZ ON CAMERA) (JOYCE FLECK WITH TRICAP HEAD START ON CAMERA)

The cops and the kids start off shopping for needed clothing items including coats and gloves before heading for the toys.
Private donations make this possible every year.

After the shopping… its a parade down Newton Street and lunch with Santa Claus. Yes, a special day for the kids, and the best day of the year for the cops.

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