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By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

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

Brandon Cline/The Ritzville Journal

Emergency responders and children shop at Ritzville Drug during the annual Shop With A Cop program. This year, 17 children partnered with emergency responders to go shopping for Christmas presents for their families.

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...

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