VIDEO: Cocoa Police ‘Shop with a Cop’ Brings an Early Christmas to 32 Children

By  //  December 8, 2017

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event made possible through a grant from Walmart and Cocoa Community First

ABOVE VIDEO: Thirty-two children went on a special Christmas shopping spree on Wednesday morning thanks to Cocoa Police Department. The event was made possible through a grant from Walmart and Cocoa Community First, the non-profit arm of the Cocoa Police Department.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA — Thirty-two children went on a special Christmas shopping spree on Wednesday morning.

The children were picked up from school and brought to the main parking lot at Eastern Florida State College Cocoa campus.

There, they were paired with a police officer and escorted with lights and sirens to the Cocoa Walmart, located at 2700 Clearlake Road.

Walmart employees were waiting for them with a Red Carpet VIP greeting. Each child had about $100 to spend on whatever is on their wish list, courtesy of Walmart.

In many cases, the children bought gifts for their family members. Once they finished shopping, Santa greeted them and his “elves” gift wrapped all the presents.

The children also received special Christmas treats.

The event was made possible through a grant from Walmart and Cocoa Community First, the non-profit arm of the Cocoa Police Department.

The children were selected through the Brevard County School District’s Cocoa schools.

Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe , center, with one of the 32 children and one of his officers during the shop with a cop event at the Cocoa Walmart (CPD images)

Each child received a police escort with lights and sirens to the Cocoa Walmart where Santa Claus greeted each child at the door.

The event was made possible through a grant from Walmart and Cocoa Community First, the non-profit arm of the Cocoa Police Department.

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