On April 7, 2016, Mission BBQ presented Detective Corporal William Raddatz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office with a check for $4,707.00. The money was raised during Mission BBQ’s hometown hero cup sales. The proceeds directly benefit the “Shop with a Cop” program.
Shop with a Cop, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is co-sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 and the Optimist Clubs in St. Mary’s County. This program is chartered to assist children whose families are having economic hardships. The intent of the program is to provide these children with a positive experience dealing with members of law enforcement while having a memorable shopping experience before Christmas and before their return to school in the fall.
Since its inception, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Maryland Natural Resources Police, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Fire Marshal, U.S. Capitol Police, Patuxent River Department of Defense Police, St. Mary’s College Public Safety Office, Maryland Park Rangers (Point Lookout State Park), Public Safety – College of Southern Maryland and local Optimist clubs work each year to make the program a success.
Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office thank the employees of Mission BBQ for their hard work raising funds for the Shop with A Cop program, which directly benefits the community.
If you would like more information concerning the “Shop with a Cop” program, please direct your inquiries to Cpl. William Raddatz at William.Raddatz@stmarysmd.com or 301-475-4200, ext. *1958.