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Monday, January 17, 2022

Ocala police officers team up with Walmart for successful ‘Shop with a Cop’ event

Ocala police officers partnered with Walmart to help brighten Christmas for local children.

‘Shop with a Cop’ returned to the Walmart located at 2600 SW 19th Avenue Road in Ocala last week. Ocala Police Department officers met with 24 local children to help them with their holiday shopping.

Ocala police officers team up with Walmart for successful ‘Shop with a Cop event
Ocala police officers and 24 children participated in this year’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ event

The participating children were each given $100 to spend on gifts for themselves and for their family members.

The officers accompanied the children throughout the store as they bought toys, clothes, games, candy, and food.

In a Facebook posting, OPD shared some photos from last week’s event:

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Once the shopping was wrapped up, Walmart treated all the participants to dinner, and a full Christmas meal was also donated for the children to bring home to their families.

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Walmart provided dinner and a take-home Christmas meal to each child

For more information, and to view additional photos and video from the event, visit the Ocala Police Department Facebook webpage.