'Shop with a Cop' brings smiles to children's faces

    Children shop with officers from the Oneida Police Department on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 for the annual "Shop with a Cop" event. (WLUK/Jessie Basinski)

    ASHWAUBENON (WLUK) -- Area police officers took some time Saturday to help some kids find the perfect holiday gift.

    They were out at Shopko stores, shopping with kids to help find the perfect gift for their families.

    The cops picked kids who were in need to participate in the event.

    The day started with breakfast before shopping, and then the kids had cookies after the event and then wrapped the gifts for their families.

    "They're having a great day shopping for their families, and um, just, you know, enjoying the, the camaraderie with the officers, and, the whole day, I mean, it's positive, it's a great event, and we're happy to be a part of it," said Michelle Hansen, Shopko Foundation public relations manager.

    The kids were also able to buy hats and gloves to keep them warm this winter.

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