LIGHTS, SIRENS, AND SMILES filled the air at Walmart in Kingfisher on Saturday, December 9th. It was a big event indeed – the 5th annual Kingfisher’s Shop with a Cop. The Kingfisher Police force gathered at the Fairgrounds, where they were paired with 10 lucky children. At 8 am, they set off for Walmart in a convoy of flashing lights and blaring sirens.
Police Chief David Catron explained that this special Christmas program, which selects 10 deserving children, has been running for five years. Each child was given up to $1,000 to spend on gifts for themselves and their families. Money for this event came from donations and fundraisers.
Once the shopping was complete, the children and officers returned to the Fairgrounds to wrap their presents. Russell Stitt and Robby Pool captured the heartwarming event on video, which will soon be posted on the Kingfisher Police Facebook page.
Gretchen Phelps, the manager of Kingfisher Walmart, expressed her gratitude for being a part of this incredible event. She described it as her favorite event of the year, and said, “We are so grateful that we get to witness this and are proud to be able to host it. It warms my heart.”
Photos by Jack Quirk, All About Kingfisher