Officers filled the aisles of a local Walmart to help out kids this holiday season.
Authorities said the event involved officials from eight middle Tennessee agencies, and they were able to help the Stewart County Fraternal Order of Police with their annual Shop with a Cop event that took place Thursday morning.
More than 50 officers went shopping to help 64 underprivileged children from two Stewart County elementary schools.
Authorities said each child was given $135, and they were allowed to pick anything they wanted from toys and electronics, to clothing and food.
The funds used for the event were raised through baseball and softball tournaments, as well as donations from businesses, churches, and individuals.
“Shop with a Cop is something we look forward to every year,” said Lodge 79 FOP President Shaun Noble. “It gives us an opportunity to give back to the community and help those most in need have a wonderful Christmas.”
The participating agencies included the Stewart County Sheriff’s Office, Dover Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Cumberland City Police Department, 23rd Judicial Drug Task Force, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and the Tennessee Valley Authority all participated in the event.