Several Murfreesboro Police Department Officers spent Saturday morning shopping with some very special young people. Twenty Murfreesboro City Schools students were identified by their Guidance Counselors as good candidates for Murfreesboro Police Department’s Shop with a Cop Program. Those students and their parents were treated to breakfast at McDonald’s before shopping for clothing, toys and other treats inside the Wal Mart at 2900 S. Rutherford Blvd.
Funds for their shopping expedition were donated by Sam’s Club and Wal Mart along with Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #54. Each child shopper also was gifted with a ticket from Sports Clips to get a free haircut.
The kids weren’t the only ones treated that morning. Officer Tim Jensen said “Just seeing the smile on the faces of those kiddos is what Christmas is all about!” Other officers said they were blessed to be a part of the experience and are already planning to volunteer next year.