Everett Police “Shop With A Cop” Event Aids 150 Families

December 22, 2021

Police Blotter

Editor’s Note: While it wasn’t the traditional “Shop with a Cop” event of years past, today members of the Everett Police Officers Association and their families welcomed more than 60 families to Floral Hall in Everett to meet Santa, visit with officers and pick up presents pre-selected from wish lists submitted by kids referred by area social service groups. For those who didn’t make it to the event officers from Everett Police delivered armloads of presents to homes, apartments, shelters and even hotels in Everett and Snohomish County.

I was speaking with event organizer Jamie French who is a detective with Everett Police at the end of the event when one of the moms of a child attending came up to us and said to officer French, “I just wanted to thank you and let you know how much this means to my family. It’s so important for my son to have positive interactions with police and to see first-hand how much they care. This is the second time he’s participated in “Shop with a Cop.” Here are some EPOA photos of today’s activity. – Leland Dart Publisher/Editor MyEverettNews.com.

It began with a mostly empty hall.

Gifts requested by kids were purchased and divided into categories.

Lists are filled and organized by family.

The wrapping begins

This officer was whistling while he wrapped.

Packages are sorted by family.

The presents are ready.

Santa gets a last minute wish.

The stuffed animals were a big hit.

Deputy Chief John DeRousse and new officer Devona Heyward deliver presents at a south Everett apartment complex.

Deputy Chief Jeraud Irving helps kids with a new bike.

The shoppers and cops both had a great time.

Officer Aaron Snell with a family about to pick up presents.

Santa chats with an Everett officer.

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