Kids shop with Aurora cops

December 18, 2016
in Kids

KUSA –The snow-covered Walmart parking lot was cordoned off with police tape and filled with multiple Aurora Police cruisers Saturday morning. The kind of scene one might expect on the most difficult of days was not at all what it seemed. “One of the busses is having a little delay, so the kids will be here shortly,” said Officer Machelle Williby, standing inside the cleared-out garden center of the Walmart Supercenter off Chambers Road. Williby joined dozens of other off-duty Aurora police officers and Chief Nick Metz Saturday for the Aurora Police Association’s Shop with a Cop event. .@AuroraPD bringing Christmas to kids in need through Aurora Police Association Shop with a Cop at Walmart #9NEWS — Noel Brennan (@Noeltbrennan) December 17, 2016 “We take between 75 and a 100 kids shopping with a $200 gift card per kid,” Officer Williby explained. The Aurora Police Association works all year to raise money for the event that brings Christmas to kids in need. The district attorney’s office, Thomas Ministries and non-profits like the Boettcher Boys and Girls Club in Aurora recommend kids to participate in the event. “Some of the kids – they don’t know what to think of us,” Officer Williby said. “Unfortunately, sometimes they meet officers in a negative capacity, and it’s nice that they can see us...

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