Shop with a cop - LFP and Shoreline police take 15 kids shopping

Friday, December 23, 2016

Cops and kids at Fred Meyer for shopping trip
Photo courtesy Police

By Diane Hettrick

You may have been startled to see more than a dozen cops descending on Fred Meyer Wednesday. And even more startled to see they had 15 kids in tow.

It was the annual Shop With A Cop event.

Baskets full of presents for the kids and their families
Photo courtesy Police

Police from both Lake Forest Park and Shoreline took 15 kids Christmas shopping on Wednesday, December 21. The children were nominated by family advocates in Shoreline Schools.

The shopping spree allowed the children to buy presents for themselves and their family members.

Each child had a cop acting as a personal shopper, helping them find just the right gifts. They exited the store with baskets full of presents.

Lunch and a wrapping party at LFP City Hall
Photo courtesy Police

Next it was lunch and a wrapping party at Lake Forest Park City Hall.

Funds for the gifts came from the police, and community, with a sizable donation from Lake Forest Park Rotary.

15 cops and 15 kids wrapped presents
Photo courtesy Police

Lake Forest Park and Shoreline Police enjoy the opportunity to help serve the community and participate in this annual event. We want to send a special thank you to all those who helped us with this event. It truly means a lot to us and but even more to the kids and their families!


Anonymous,  December 24, 2016 at 3:45 PM  

Might it be possible to refer to these people as "police" or "officer" instead of "cop"? If trying to save keystrokes I understand but in general I believe we only make ourselves sound ignorant using a pejorative term.

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