The Richmond Register

December 24, 2013

Shop with a Cop

Madison County FOP provides shopping event for children

By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer

RICHMOND — Calculators were in hand as Madison County police officers, volunteers, parents and children swarmed through the aisles Saturday afternoon at Meijer in Richmond.

Participants received a set amount of money for purchasing clothes and toys in the annual Shop with a Cop event.

The Madison County Fraternal Order of Police sponsors the event with the help of community partners. Members from the Richmond, Berea and Eastern Kentucky University police departments were all on hand Saturday to help the families, and another group of children shopped early Saturday morning at Walmart.

About 180 children were assisted this year through Shop with a Cop, according to RPD Detective Sgt. Rodney Richardson.