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Dec 16

Newport News Police Join Fraternal Order of Police for Children’s Holiday Event

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 8:25 AM by Communications Department

Recently, 25 less fortunate children had a chanceKidShop1_SC to have some of their holiday requests fulfilled. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #25 recently held their 31st Annual “FOP Cops and Kids” (formerly known as “Shop with a Cop”) in conjunction with the Newport News Police Department and the Wal-Mart store located at 12401 Jefferson Avenue. Wal-Mart graciously provided the venue for this event along with snacks, drinks, and wrapping supplies.

Children had their photographs taken with Santa Claus and enjoyed spending $150 towards gifts of their choosing. The children who participated in the event were chosen from applications that were submitted for consideration. The Newport News KidShop3_SCFraternal Order of Police, whose membership includes current and retired police officers, sheriff’s deputies, and other law enforcement agencies, provided a portion of the funding for the event. Funding also came from contributions made by members of the community.