Battle Ground children shop with a cop

Eight Battle Ground youth rewarded for their exemplary citizenship and academic efforts

BATTLE GROUND— Eight deserving kids spent Saturday morning shopping for gifts for their families and items for themselves at Battle Ground’s Shop with a Cop at the Walmart.

Their shopping partners, five of BGPD’s finest who volunteered for the event, met the children at the police department for juice and donuts before leaving in police cars for a lights-on motorcade to the Battle Ground Walmart.

Officer Kyle Kinnan, Sgt. Chris Crouch, Officer Josh Runnels of the Battle Ground Police Department are shown here with their shopping partners at Saturday’s Shop With a Cop event at the Battle Ground Walmart. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground
Officer Kyle Kinnan, Sgt. Chris Crouch, Officer Josh Runnels of the Battle Ground Police Department are shown here with their shopping partners at Saturday’s Shop With a Cop event at the Battle Ground Walmart. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground

Participating children attend primary or middle schools in Battle Ground and were nominated by school staff for their exemplary citizenship and academic efforts. Each child was granted $300, as much time as they needed to shop with their cop, and the assistance of a Walmart store associate.

The smiles of all involved, and all who witnessed the activities, reflected the season’s joy of giving.

Battle Ground’s Shop with a Cop is made possible by a $2,500 Walmart Community Grant.

“We appreciate Walmart’s support of this program,” said Police Chief Bob Richardson, “These kids are deserving and our officers appreciate the opportunity to further build relationships with them and with the public we serve.”

Information provided by city of Battle Ground.

Battle Ground Police Chief Bob Richardson (right) is shown here with his shopping partner and an employee of the Battle Ground Walmart at Saturday’s Shop With a Cop event. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground
Battle Ground Police Chief Bob Richardson (right) is shown here with his shopping partner and an employee of the Battle Ground Walmart at Saturday’s Shop With a Cop event. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground
Officer Michele Fox of the Battle Ground Police Department is shown with her shopping party at Saturday’s annual Shop With a Cop event at the Battle Ground Walmart. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground
Officer Michele Fox of the Battle Ground Police Department is shown with her shopping party at Saturday’s annual Shop With a Cop event at the Battle Ground Walmart. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground
Sgt. Kim Armstrong is shown here with her young shopping partner at Saturday’s Shop With a Cop event at the Battle Ground Walmart. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground
Sgt. Kim Armstrong is shown here with her young shopping partner at Saturday’s Shop With a Cop event at the Battle Ground Walmart. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground
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