Yukon Police preps for ‘Christmas with a Cop’

Donation boxes at six local stores; shopping day Dec. 3

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Yukon police officers encourage the public to support the 2022 “Christmas with a Cop” program: From left, Capt. Curtis Lemmings, Sgt. Andy Henderson, Sgt. Dave Carroll, and Sgt. Ryan Wells. (Photo provided)

The Yukon Police Department has placed donation boxes at six Yukon-area convenience stores for people to contribute to its annual “Christmas with a Cop” program.

These boxes are at:

  • Casey’s General Store at Sara Road and Hwy 66
  • 7-Eleven at 600 S Ranchwood
  • 7-Eleven at N.W. 10th and Mustang Road
  • 7-Eleven at Sara Road and Hwy 66
  • 7-Eleven at W Vandament and S Holly
  • Domino Express at N.W. 10th and S Garth Brooks Blvd.

Christmas with a Cop pairs police officers with local children who may not be able to enjoy Christmas due to certain family circumstances, according to YPD officials.

The 2022 Christmas with a Cop will be Saturday morning, Dec. 3 at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Yukon.

The program is funded solely through donations, Yukon Police Chief John Corn said.

“Christmas with a Cop is a volunteer program and this year we will host 28 children who will have an experience they won’t forget,” Corn said.

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STARTED IN 2008

Yukon Police first hosted Christmas with a Cop in 2008.

Over the years, Yukon police officers have taken about 375 children shopping for special gifts for their family members.

YPD officials appreciate the continued support from the community and are proud to serve the citizens of Yukon.

Applications can be submitted online at https://submit.yukonok.gov/Forms/cu4lA.

Children must be between the ages of eight to 13 years and attend Yukon Public Schools. The deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 21.

For more information, call (405) 354-1895.

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