Kids get to "Shop with a Cop"

Kentucky State Police in Harlan hosted their annual "Shop with a Cop" event for children in Knox County.

Twenty children attended the event which was held at the Barbourville Wal-Mart.

The kids could get anything they wanted up to one hundred and twenty five dollars.

Trooper Shane Jacobs believes some children would not have Christmas gifts otherwise.

"We had the teachers at the schools pick the kids that really needed some items for Christmas. We realize it may be the only thing they get for Christmas,” Trooper Shane Jacobs said.

Although it was an exciting time for the children, Jacobs says the police officers enjoy the day as well because it allows them to give back to the communities they serve.

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