Shop With A Cop: Making spirits bright
The program seeks to form bonds between children and emergency responders
Last updated 12/19/2019 at 11:33am
Last Saturday, 17 children and a bundle of emergency responders gathered on a chilly December morning at the H.E. Gritman Senior Center for the Shop With A Cop program, a holiday fixture in Ritzville.
Shop With A Cop allows underprivileged children in the community, who may also have a troubled family life, to partner with law enforcement to shop for Christmas gifts at local businesses for themselves and their family members.
The annual event is coordinated by Ritzville Police Chief Dave McCormick, and he says he modeled the Ritzville Shop With A Cop program after Othello's program about 20...