Tupelo Police Host 'Shop With a Cop"

Credit: WTVA ABC Tupelo, MS
Published on December 6, 2019 -
Shop with a Cop 2019

Tupelo Police Host 'Shop With a Cop"

But... it was all for a good cause... wtva's daniella oropeza shows us the excitement from this year's shop with a cop... std ."

Alan chavers / tupelo police department) oropeza / tupelo, lee county) / shop with a cop) anderson / mother of a student) franklin / shop with a cop) it started with a police escort... administrators identified 16 students from joyner elementary... lawhon... parkway and thomas street that may be in need... and with help from area businesses... tupelo police gave each one of them a shopping spree... "each student was given $300 to shop and they were able to buy whatever they need or wanted within a certain relm."

These students were taken to the walmart on north gloster street... and greeted by tupelo police, the mayor, their families and even... santa clause... in charge of the event, corporal alan chavers paired officers and students with one another... and from there it was time to shop... these shopping sprees are for the students, but captain chuck mcdougald tells me that little girls like this one will buy gifts for their family... "well, i got the boys nerf guns and the girls some dolls and stuff.

I just thought that they would like something."

"that just awakens you and lets you know that these kids do think about their family and these kids do have feelings."

"i think that was a blessing to every child.

That made them feel like that is love.

It's safe out here.

That it makes it, you know, it's real great tosee good, king-hearted people."

The students' time with police didn't end there... they were brought back to the police department for lunch before heading back to school... "i would just like to say, thank you for letting me have anything i want."

In tupelo.

Daniella oropeza.

Wtva nine news.

Corporal alan chavers said the community really pulled through together for this event.

And they plan to do this again next year.

If you or your business would like to participate, contact the tupelo police department or corporal chavers.

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