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Kids "shop with a cop" in the Town of Bluefield

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BLUEFIELD, VA (WVVA) -

The countdown to Christmas is well underway for many children.

Saturday morning at the Walmart in Bluefield, officers wanted to make sure every kid had a present under the tree.

“This is the biggest turn out we've ever had,” said Police Chief Shane Gunter.

According to officers 82 kids signed up, which is more than the officers on the department has on staff so they're grateful that community volunteers became involved.

“That just shows the support for the community that we have for this event,” said Gunter.

Each kid combed aisle by aisle with their officer or volunteer for clothes, shoes, and a toy or two. And after that, they were able to chat and take a photo with the jolly man in red.

Children, like Stephen Conner Nusey, said they are really grateful for the day.

“It's a good opportunity to have fun before Christmas," said Nusey.

“[It] makes me feel very happy."

Chief Gunter says this entire event brings joy to his and his fellow officers.

“People cry, they're overjoyed, I haven't had anyone yet that wasn't thankful,” said Gunter.

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