|Teress Ore shops with Deputy Tosha Barnett.|
The annual Shop with a Cop was held recently at ALCO. Deputies Tosha Barnett and Shaun Bell participated. They helped the participants choose gifts and pushed the cart with their load of treasures.
The deputies also kept track of the spending of the child. ALCO donated the money for use in the Shop with a Cop program.
Emery County Sheriff LaMar Guymon said, "I think the program is very worthwhile, it gives the officers a chance to interact with some of our less fortunate people and also gives the individual the opportunity to see the police in a different light. A police officer is not just someone who gives tickets. A lot of people need a little extra help around Christmas time.
"Our deputies are happy to provide this service with our youth. Each of the elementary schools nominate a child or family to Shop with a Cop. This service helps brighten the holidays for some of our county residents," said Sheriff Guymon.
This night's shoppers included Teress and Nathen Ore. They went up and down the toy aisles searching for the perfect gifts. Nathen looked the baseball mitts over and decided that might be just what he can use in the spring when baseball starts again. Teress carefully looked over all the toys and games deciding on just the right one to put under the Christmas tree. Teress and Nathen shopped with Deputy Barnett.
Deputy Bell took Cecilia Simmons and her mom Rachel Price around the store. Cecilia wanted to get some items for her two sisters. She found an outfit for one sister and some shoes for the other. Cecilia seemed to enjoy shopping for others just as much as for herself.
Heidi Carter is the night manager of the front of the store for the ALCO store in Castle Dale. She presented Sgt. Martin Wilson with a check donated by ALCO. They donate the money each year from their cutest baby contest and from individual donors.