Police take children Christmas shopping

Police take children Christmas shopping
Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac and Woodlawn Police Officer Cody Faulkner with children at the annual "Shop With a Cop" event at the Westwood Walmart Saturday. (Photo: Cincinnati police)
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FOX19 NOW/Sara Celi
Photo: Cincinnati police
Photo: Cincinnati police
Photo: Cincinnati police
Photo: Cincinnati police

WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19) - Police from Cincinnati, Norwood, Woodlawn and other law enforcement agencies helped children buy gifts for the holidays at the annual "Shop With a Cop" event Saturday.

The Greater Cincinnati Police Athletic Association puts on the event annually. Officers donate their time to raise money throughout the year to make sure children in need have a special gift.

This year, police helped about 50 children between the ages of 6-13 shop at the Walmart off Ferguson Road in Westwood.

Organizers say the event is a great way to help officers build connections with youth in the communities they protect and serve.

Other "Shop with a Cop" events took place Saturday in Newport and Middletown.

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