Shopping with cops in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Police in Klamath Falls were on the lookout for toys, and other presents Saturday night as part of ‘Shop with a Cop’.

Over fifty cops, and fifty kids hit the Klamath Falls Walmart store.

“We’re out trying to help them figure out what they’re going to get for Christmas.”  Explains Oregon State Police Trooper Austin Hopson.  “And what they can get for their families as well.”

Jenelle Smith is on the hunt for ‘Num Noms’.  “It’s stuff that you can make lipstick, and you mix all that, and it’s flavors of lipstick.”

Klamath Falls Police Chief David Henslee says over 100 local businesses made donations to the program.  “And right now, each child has $25 to spend for every person in their family.”

That works out to over 240 people.

Store Manager Kelly Cooper says Walmart helped out with a $2000 grant.  “Along with the shop with a cop program, we give them a meal to take home to their families.”

“So they’ll get a turkey and everything that goes with a turkey dinner.”  Adds Chief Henslee.

The event also gives kids a chance to see a different side of law enforcement.

“That they’re actually really nice.”  Says 10 year old shopper Summer Schumann.

After the shopping spree, the cops and the kids went to a Christmas party at the Steen Sports Complex.

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