Walmart in Manhattan was crawling with Cops…N’ Kids this morning. The two partnered up for the 46th annual opportunity for kids to do some holiday shopping with a cop. Retired RCPD officer of 28 years, and current Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputy Rod Cook explains here:
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Agency representatives from Riley County Police, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s, St. Mary’s Police, Wamego Police, Kansas State University Police, and Kansas State Park Rangers shopped with about 140 children. While riding in the basket of a shopping cart, Kindergartener Dominic Galmore shares what he chose:

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Galmore’s partner and cart driver, RCPD Director Brian Peete, shares what the event means to him:
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Cook says their program served about 140 children this year, and they’re already looking toward making sure their tradition continues. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 17 accepts donations for Cops N’ Kids year-round. Donations can be mailed directly to FOP Lodge 17, P.O. Box 362 in Manhattan, or to RCPD or Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s. Just designate “Cops N’ Kids” as the purpose of the donation. No administrative fees are taken. Every penny is used to help assure children enjoy the holiday season. 

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