Annual Cops and Kids event makes Christmas brighter for local children

Christmas just got a little brighter for a group of kids in the community.

Police officers and law enforcement personnel gathered at Walmart in Jasper on Wednesday morning for this year’s Cops and Kids Event.

Jasper Police Department Sergeant, Adam Bower, says he has led the annual event for six or seven years and says seeing the cheeky grins never gets old.

This year’s Cops and Kids event was a huge success. 50 kids, including several from the Tri-Cap Head-Start program, took part in this year’s holiday adventure. Officers were given a $150 limit for each child.

Bower explains why this event is so important for the community.

After the shopping spree, children were loaded into vehicles and in the caravan of police cars.

And with lights shining and sirens wailing, they headed to the Jasper Moose Family Center for lunch with Santa Claus and their police officer.

If you have any questions about the Cops and Kids Program or would like to make a donation, contact Bower at 812-482-2255.

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