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Photos: Children 'Shop With a Cop' for Christmas

Published: Saturday, Dec. 3 2011 11:31 p.m. MST

Amaya Urrea, 4, is all smiles after shopping with Salt Lake City Police Officer Shaun Wihongi during "Shop With A Cop" at Kmart in West Jordan on Saturday morning, December 3, 2011.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Salt Lake City police officers and civilian employees joined with other members of law enforcement for "Shop With A Cop," Saturday, December 3, 2011. For 21 years the Salt Lake Police Association has taken the lead in organizing the annual holiday tradition for law enforcement across the Salt Lake Valley. This year, officers from a dozen agencies volunteered to help as many as 100 children do their Christmas shopping. The event started at 6 a.m. at Little America, where children were paired with a police officer. They ate breakfast before driving in police vehicles to Kmart, where Santa arrived by Utah Highway Patrol helicopter and then shopped for Christmas gifts for the children and their families.

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