CIRCLEVILLE – The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and the Circleville Police Department partnered with the Circleville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol to hold a ‘Shop With a Cop’ event at the Circleville Walmart store on Dec. 12.
The Circleville Walmart store hosted the event and provided gift cards to their store for children to spend to help give them a joyous holiday season.
There were 17 children from the Pickaway County community that were either selected or referred to receive this opportunity. The children selected were able to walk around the store with an Ohio State Trooper, Ohio State Auxiliary, Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy, a Pickaway County Magistrate or a police officer to shop for items on which to spend their gift card.
“We would like to thank the Circleville Walmart for opening up their store to host this event, and for their staff that was so outgoing and making this a positive experience for the children,” said Lt. Steven K. Herron, Circleville Post Commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. “We would also like to thank the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and the Circleville Police Department for joining in and helping to make the Christmas season a more happy time for the children that were selected. We look forward to this time and enjoy helping out those in our community we are called to serve.”
“Our office is happy to have the opportunity to help those in need,” said Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff, Pickaway County Sheriff. “These children need to know that they are not forgotten and that their community and law enforcement are here for them.”
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal