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Still a Need to Help Children After Final Shop With a Cop Event

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Tooth brushes, socks and warm pajamas are everyday objects to most kids, but some local children were very excited to get new goods during the final Shop with a Cop event this year.

This has been one of the most successful years for the Shop with a Cop events, which have given out $120 worth of items to 585 kids, which is 104 more children helped than last year; but even though the Fraternal Order of Police was able to raise more than $60,000 this year, Tara Mylett with the Shop with a Cop event said there is still a great need to help out.

"We've actually found some homeless children that the school district's didn't even know that they were even homeless, so there is a need, and as we see the need is growing every year," Mylett said.

Not only do the events help children get necessities during the holiday season, it is also a time were they can see the officers as regular people.

"I like them because they help people that are hurt and they are like a hero to me," said eight-year old Adeja Holdorf of Calallen East Elementary.

The officers don't leave empty-handed. They say they get the greatest gift of all from the children.

"It warms my heart, like I said," said Deputy Marilyn King of the Nueces County Sheriff's Department. "I mean, the children, just being able to shop with them, I mean I like to shop too, but being able to see how happy it makes them, just get necessities."

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