Shop With a Cop Event Held to Spread Christmas Cheer

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The smiles in the Stuebenville Walmart Tuesday evening were contagious at the Upper Ohio Valley FOP’s Lodge 97 annual Shop With A Cop event.

More than 100 kids participated as they roamed the aisles of stores picking out their favorite items.

Several Departments, including the Wintersville, Cadiz Police, Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies and even as far as Carrolton were there spreading the Christmas Cheer.

“It’s great to see the smiles on some of these kids faces. Some of them are a little bit less fortunate and it’s great that they can get what they want. And a lot of them do have fun with us being police officers,” said Shawn Gegick, President of the Upper Ohio Valley FOP Lodge 97.

They also had 14 cadets from the current police academy class at Eastern Gateway Community College in attendance.

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