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Officers hold annual Shop with a Cop event in MinocquaSubmitted: 12/06/2018
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek
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Officers hold annual Shop with a Cop event in Minocqua
MINOCQUA - Parents generally don't want to hear about their children riding in a police car, but Thursday night was an exception. Officers brought back their yearly tradition of showing children the true meaning of Christmas.

Members of Minocqua and Lac du Flambeau police departments along with Oneida County Sheriff officers participated in Shop with a cop.


The event gives officers a change to take less fortunate kids out on a shopping spree during Christmas time. They started the night by sharing a meal together at Burger King before heading over to Walmart.

Officers say it's a good way to spend time with kids on a more personal level.

"A lot of times we're dealing with their parents or other people in a bad light, this is the opportunity for them to see us in a good light. We're people too, we like to have fun, we enjoy the holidays, we want them to be able to have a good time as well," said Minocqua Police Officer Daniel Littleton.

Each kid could spend up to $100 for their shopping spree.

Burger King donates the meals and the Lakeland Bus Service donates transportation.


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