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LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon Missouri Police Department again hosted their annual Shop with a Cop Event today. The following was posted to Facebook:

“We would like to thank each and every agency that came out today to support our 2017 Shop with a Cop!! We would also like to thank the spouses and children of those agencies that assisted, as well as the Lebanon School Interact kids. Today, we shopped with 198 children in Laclede County!! That is AMAZING! Every year we get to enjoy this program and and try to add to it as much as we can.

Thanks to our community, we have been able to take even more children over the years and provide more allowance for each child to spend. We would like to thank the crew at Walmart Lebanon who work just as hard as we do to make sure this event runs smoothly!

We are blessed to have such a great community and a great bunch of Law Enforcement Officials that are dedicated to help with the program!!

Thank you everyone!!!”

Photo via David Millsap

Sheriff David Millsap wrote the following:

“Today law enforcement officers in Laclede County were blessed to be a part of Shop with a Cop at Wal-Mart in Lebanon. The Lebanon Police Department, Conway Police Department, Missouri Conservation Agents, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Dept. of Natural Resource Park Rangers, Laclede County Sheriff’s Office, both deputies, detention officers and 911-dispatchers all participated. We had special help from the Inter-Act Club from the Lebanon High School. Over 200 kids from our community were able to pick out Christmas presents. A special tip of the hat to Sgt. Kaci Springer (CK Noel) for her work which keeps growing (and I am sure she has help), City Councilman Bob Garner (who started this program several year’s ago), Wal-Mart and Elm Street Eatery. I am sure the kids that had the opportunity to shop appreciate the community support and they have fun shopping with us. For the cops who participate, we feel blessed to able to part of this program and we have as much fun as the kids (as you can tell from the pictures).”

Photo via David Millsap