Yukon police officers will help 28 children shop for gifts this Saturday Dec. 3 in the annual “Christmas with a Cop” program.
Christmas with a Cop pairs police officers with local youth who may not be able to enjoy Christmas due to certain family circumstances, according to YPD officials.
The Yukon Police Department’s 2022 Christmas with a Cop “shopping day” will be Saturday morning at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Yukon.
Families of Yukon Public Schools’ children between 8-13 years applied to participate in Saturday’s Christmas with a Cop.
This annual holiday giving 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.
Donations have been collected at six Yukon-area convenience stores:
- 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.
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.