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Hundreds of San Diego kids get holiday shopping spree with cops

Posted: 12:56 PM, Dec 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-07 15:56:31-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Local law enforcement made the holidays a little brighter for hundreds of deserving kids.

The 26th annual "Shop with a Cop" event brought 300 kids out to go on a shopping spree with local officers, from San Diego Police to California Highway Patrol to San Diego County Sheriff's deputies.

The shopping spree was just the tip of the iceberg for kids Saturday morning. Their day started at SeaWorld San Diego, where they had breakfast with officers and enjoyed a Christmas-themed dolphin show.

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More than 300 officers then escorted the kids to the Sports Arena Target location via police motorcade, where the holiday fun began.

Each child was given $150 for their own shopping spree, which they spent of everything from board games to action figures to even gifts back to officers.

The goal is to not only provide kids with a happier holiday season, but to encourage positive interaction with law enforcement.