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Local law enforcement spends day with children

Officers from West Lafayette Police Department, Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office and Benton County Sheriff's Office took local kids shopping Saturday.

Posted: Dec. 9, 2017 7:07 PM
Updated: Dec. 9, 2017 7:33 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Officers from West Lafayette Police Department, Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office and Benton County Sheriff's Office took local kids shopping Saturday.

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Local police departments have spent most of the year working on to be able to put on the "Shop with a Cop" event. 

Police took children around the store and helped them cross items off their Christmas lists. Many children were grateful to get a new coat for winter.

Beth Kidwell, Deputy Sheriff and FOP secretary said seeing officers interact with children is her favorite part of the event.

"It breaks down the officer a little bit and they get down on the kids level and laugh and we get some really cute candid pictures of the kids and the officers so yeah it's a one of a kind experience," said Kidwell. 

After the shop with a cop event, all the children and police officers went to Klondike elementary school. Santa was waiting there with gifts for everyone to open.

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