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Officers give Santa a hand Saturday

Shop with a Cop helps bring Christmas joy to Laclede County kids

Christmas is supposed to be a wonderful time of year especially for children, but for kids facing more difficult family or financial circumstances it can be a tough time of year. Local law enforcement and county communication agencies joined on Saturday at Lebanon Walmart to help make Christmas a little merrier for local youth with the Shop with a Cop program. The program started in Laclede County about 20 years ago with 25 youth and $50 for each to spend. According to the Lebanon Police Department, the Laclede County Shop with a Cop program was originally started by Robert Garner. For more on this story see Wednesday's LCR.


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