WATERTOWN, NY — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that the annual Shop With a Cop program is back again in full force and scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. More than 60 lucky and deserving children from across Jefferson County have been selected and the parents and guardians have been notified.
On Saturday we will be pairing each child with a super excited volunteer from our local law enforcement family. We will begin the morning at the Public Safety Building and head toward Walmart on Route 3 in emergency vehicles as the children get to operate the lights and sirens, letting Santa know they’re on the way. Once they get to Walmart, the children will Christmas shop with their new First Responder friends with a Walmart gift card. After a fun time shopping, they will head to Sam’s Club to enjoy a pizza party and visit with Santa.
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of the sponsors that will make this year’s Shop With a Cop event a great success. They include Walmart (Watertown & Evans Mills), Sam’s Club, Adams Center Volunteer Fire Department, Kam Ventures, Blue Mountain Spring Water, Current Applications, Dionne-Rumble Auxiliary Post 7227, Adirondack Bank, Fraternal Order of Eagles Watertown Aerie 782, Keitha’s Kafe, Knowlton Technologies, Afgritech, Blue Heron Restaurant, Telly’s Restaurant, Waite Toyota, Watertown Police Benevolent Association, Mr. Bob Burnham, Detail This, Mr. & Mrs. Merritt Reynolds, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Brooks, Watertown Firefighter’s Benevolent Assoc, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Hazen, and several anonymous donors.
I also want to thank the sponsors who contribute those extra special things that make the day so much more enjoyable: Bernardo’s Pizzeria (Bernie Tufo), Turn4Photos (Rebecca Eisele), Coca-Cola of Watertown, Kay Jewelers, Party Rentals, Newzjunky, and Mr. & Mrs. Ernie Mustizer.
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors and volunteers, as well each of the public servants volunteering their off-duty hours to take these children shopping. Since 2003, this program has been creating an environment for positive interactions with everlasting happy memories.”
Sheriff Collen O’Neill