Tupelo students take part in 'Shop with a Cop'

Local elementary school students received a shopping spree Wednesday with the Tupelo Police Department.

Posted: Dec 2, 2020 11:48 AM
Updated: Dec 2, 2020 12:55 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Officers with the Tupelo Police Department brought Christmas a little early for some very lucky elementary students.

Tuesday morning the police department kicked off its annual “Shop with a Cop” event.

"Shop with a Cop" with the Tupelo Police Department on Dec. 2, 2020.

"Shop with a Cop" with the Tupelo Police Department on Dec. 2, 2020.

"Shop with a Cop" with the Tupelo Police Department on Dec. 2, 2020.

Students from Carver and Lawhon elementary schools paired up with police officers and headed to the Walmart store on West Main Street for a shopping spree.

Each kid received $300 to spend.

Most kids headed straight for the toy aisle to select their favorite dolls, wrestling characters and action figures.

Police Chief Bart Aguirre said the event is great for building trust with the community and giving kids the opportunity of a lifetime.

"Just seeing the excitement that these kids get to experience,” he said. “Going to the schools with a police escort, getting to see the police with all the lights and sirens is really exciting."

Because of the pandemic, organizers split the event into two days.

On Thursday, kids from Rankin and Lawndale will get a chance to go on their shopping spree.

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