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Shop With a Cop brings community together

The annual White County Shop with a Cop took place for people in Monticello Sunday. Officers from 20 agencies showed up to Roosevelt Middle School to give back to the community.

Posted: Dec. 10, 2017 7:12 PM
Updated: Dec. 11, 2017 11:01 AM

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The annual White County Shop with a Cop took place for people in Monticello Sunday. Officers from 20 agencies showed up to Roosevelt Middle School to give back to the community. 

Kids from surrounding counties were treated to lunch at Roosevelt Middle School. They had the chance to ride along with police officers over to Walmart. Sixty-four kids participated in this year's event.

There were over 50 police officers and volunteers that came together for the community. Maj. Michael Thomas of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said this a great way for the community to interact with law enforcement.

"When you see the families come together, and the people get with the officers there's a good interaction with them," said Thomas. "They see that we're out there to help people, and it brings everybody together at one time, that allows a great way to start the Christmas season."

Savannah Fox had the opportunity to shop this year. She said bonding with the police officers is important. 

"It means a lot because you can get used to the police officers around your community, and they can help with Christmas shopping and stuff," Fox said.

The White County FOP Lodge hopes to continue events like these well into the future.

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