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Shop With A Cop a Huge Success

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Malden Police Officers take time to shop with approximately 10-12 children during the 2017 Shop -With-a-Cop program held each year prior to the school’s releasing students for their Christmas break. During the Shop with a Cop evening, children select an officer to go shopping with on funds collected and donated by members and businesses throughout the Malden community.
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The 2017 Shop With a Cop program was bigger and better than ever, according to Police Chief Jarrett Bullock.

On Friday, Dec. 15, nearly a dozen kids got to go and shop with a Malden Police Officer at the local Wal-Mart. Prior to the shopping day, the police department was contacted by several business owners throughout the community who wanted to help, as well as multiple private donors who always contribute anonymously.

“This year was a little different than the year’s past,” said Bullock. “We actually had enough money donated that we were able to treat a few extra children than we had first originally planned for and in the end, we realized we had enough money in the fund left over to do something amazing and give back to this wonderful City,” he added.

Because of the outpour of help and donations, Chief Bullock announced to the Malden City Council and Mayor at Monday night’s city council meeting, for the first time ever, the Malden police department will be able to give out a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior this year.

“I am just so thankful and feel so blessed that we are a part of a community who wants to always give and hep whenever needed,” Bullock said. “And now because of our great people, a senior will be rewarded with a scholarship, which otherwise they wouldn’t receive,” he added.

Bullock said he wants to thank each and every individual and business who donated this year and he hopes each year they will be able to continue giving a scholarship to a graduate with the funds left over from the Shop-With-a-Cop funds.

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