Franklin officers help students in 'Shop With A Cop' event - WKRN News 2

Franklin officers help students in annual 'Shop With A Cop' event

Posted: Updated: July 28, 2013 10:32 PM CDT
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -

Dozens of Williamson County officers volunteered their time Sunday morning for the annual "Back to School Shop with a Cop" program.



The Fraternal Order of Police assisted around 70 children in shopping for the school year at the Walmart in Franklin. 



The officers worked directly with school systems to choose this year's families. 


"Normally we let the officers choose the children when they are out in the field. This year we went directly to the school system and the schools helped provide us with families that were in need," John Maxwell, president of the FOP, told Nashville's News 2. 


Each child was allotted $200 for school clothes and supplies.

Maxwell said the volunteers enjoy the experience just as much as the children. 


"I've said before; I think the officers get as much out of this as the children do. We enjoy it and it also lets the children see us in a more positive light then what they sometimes see us as," he explained.

The money is raised by donations from local businesses, individuals in the community and phone solicitation efforts.



Anyone looking for information on how to help or donate, visit WilliamsonCountyFOP.org

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