Charles County Shop with a Cop Celebrate 10th Anniversary

December 5, 2017

On Saturday, Officers with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Charles County Corrections Officers, CCSO civilian employees, Maryland State Police, La Plata Police, and Maryland Transit Authority (and families of officers) paired up with 81 Charles County children and took them shopping at the Waldorf Walmart.

Founded by Officers Bobby Long, Jeff Feldman, and Colby Shaw, Shop with a Cop brings children and officers together and provides a unique opportunity for them to spend the day with each other and go shopping with money that was raised through fundraisers and donations. Children purchase things they need, such as coats, hats, boots, and they can also purchase things they want. Most of the time, the children pick out gifts for their siblings and other family members. Many thanks to everyone who helped and the businesses who donated:

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #24
Waldorf Elks Lodge
Waldorf Lions Club
Waldorf Walmart
Jameson Harrison Post No. 238 American Legion
Jameson-Harrison Unit #238 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary
Southern Maryland Women’s League Foundation Inc.
KNC Marketing
Rucci’s Italian Deli and Doughboys
Prime Lending
Coldstone Ice Cream

Special thanks to all the Walmart employees who helped make this day special and to store manager George Winningham and Asst. Manager, Chris Starcher! Thanks to all the people who helped gift wrap and face paint and take pictures. Thanks to Santa for visiting! Thank you to our Police Explorers and Criminal Justice Students! Thanks to Capt. Mike McGuigan and friends for preparing food at the lodge. Thanks to the children who really put a lot of thought into the things they purchased! We had as much fun as they did!

3 Responses to Charles County Shop with a Cop Celebrate 10th Anniversary

  1. Casual Observer on December 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    As much shoplifting as goes on in Walmart, better have a cop in there as often as possible.

  2. Neeta Coller Clavelli on December 6, 2017 at 9:44 am

    I THOUGHT that is what was happening when I saw the convoy of police cars rolling in the parking lot. I didn’t stay, I probably would have cried.. happy things make me bawl. I love that you do this for the children.

  3. Anonymous on December 6, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Surprised the FB sheriff isn’t in any of the pictures. That’s odd.