Cops, kids and Santa make shopping excursion

Local kids got a chance to visit with Santa while taking a break from shopping with police officers recently. Enterprise/John Braese

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

During the busy holiday season, every shopper needs a helping hand. This may be a friendly store clerk, an on time delivery person, or a friend with a Suburban to haul that large item.

For 30 children, help in picking out that right gift came from a local law enforcement officer as Shop With a Cop occurred on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The young shoppers, 15 from Idaho and 15 from Oregon, teamed up with staff from Ontario Police Department, Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, Nyssa Police Department, Snake River Correctional Institution, Oregon State Police and Citizens on Patrol along with numerous Idaho agencies at the . . .