12/15/2012 9:29:00 PM Chino Valley Police thrill youngsters during Shop With a Cop event
Photo courtesy Matt Hinshaw
A Chino Valley Police vehicle awaits its driver, and an excited passenger, after the Shop With a Cop event Saturday morning.
Prescott-area children in need enjoyed a police escort to go Christmas shopping Saturday, with a bonus, snow!
As part of the 15th annual Shop with a Cop event, children were paired with an officer at Yavapai College in Prescott and, at 7:30 a.m., patrol vehicles - with their lights and sirens on - proceeded from the campus east on Highway 69 to Kmart in Prescott Valley.
Chino Valley officers participated in the event along with virtually every other law enforcement agency in the area.
Around 10 a.m., the children returned to Yavapai College in another lights-and-sirens procession, laden with clothing, presents from Santa, and a hot breakfast.