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Walmart approves $3K grant for Sheriff’s Office to continue ‘Shop with a Cop’

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 July 2020 at 1:49 pm

Photo from Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Adam Hazel, left, and Sgt. Kevin Colonna were happy to help this girl with her shopping during the debut of “Shop with a Cop” last December.

ALBION – The “Shop with a Cop” program will return this holiday season. The Walmart Foundation has awarded the Sheriff’s Office a $3,000 grant.

The money will allow the Sheriff’s Office to continue a local holiday outreach program benefiting children and families in Orleans County.

The program debuted last year with about a dozen law enforcement officers joining 16 local children who picked presents for their family members. The grant from the Walmart Foundation covers the costs of the presents.

The County Legislature on Wednesday voted to accept the grant from Walmart.

The Legislature also authorized the Sheriff’s Office to apply to the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation for Crackdown Grant Funding in the amount of $15,000 for 2020-2021.

Grant funds would allow the Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies to participate in increased STOP DWI patrols during peak holiday periods throughout the year.

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