Shopping with cops in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Nearly 50 police officers responded to the Klamath Falls Walmart Friday night for ‘Shop with a Cop’.

Police raised about 12 thousand dollars to help nearly 60 kids Christmas shop for their families.

There was a lot on the kid’s shopping lists.

Harmony Delaney wanted LOL’s, and artist supplies.

“Mostly bike parts, make up for my sister.”  Listed shopper Kaison Vinson, adding:  “Clothes for my Dad, and puzzles for my Mom.”

“Coloring, and drawing.”  Notes Stefanee Richardson.

The officers say they look forward to the event.

“You get to know the kids around your area.”  Points out Klamath Falls Police Officer Tim Moran.  “You get to go out and have fun.”

KFPD Officer Taylor Herbst agrees.  “I get to not really think about anything that’s going on with me – It’s about them and their families, and what makes them happy makes me happy.”

The Klamath Falls Walmart donated about 3 thousand dollars to the event.

“It’s a wonderful feeling.”  Says Store Manager Kelly Cooper.  “Because I love to give back to the community that we live in, and these kids are so deserving.”

The shopping spree was followed by a gift wrapping and Christmas party at the Steen Sports Complex.

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