In this letter to the editor, the Bowie Police Department thanks contributors for making the event a success.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, December 10, 2012
On behalf of the Bowie Police Department, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the "Shop with a Cop" event yesterday. Your support and monetary contribution were greatly appreciated. Because of your generosity, we were able to help 37 children and their families during the holiday season. I would also like to thank all the officers and volunteers who dedicated their time to make yesterday such a wonderful event. In addition, we appreciate our continued partnership with Target and Texas Roadhouse. It is the dedication of our volunteers and sponsors that makes "Shop with a Cop" such a success. Again, thank you for your continued support. Sincerely, Sgt. Bennie Henderson
For the third year, Bowie police will participate in the nationwide Shop with a Cop program.
Looking for a way to help those in need right here in Bowie? Consider contributing to the Bowie Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program, which gives underprivileged kids the opportunity to shop for holiday gifts for themselves and their families with one of Bowie’s finest as a purchasing companion. After shopping, the police help kids wrap their gifts and all participants are treated to lunch at an area restaurant. The program started three years ago when the Bowie Police Department was approached by Target and asked to participate in this nationwide program, according to Sgt. Bennie Henderson, the department's community relations officer. Target donated $1,700 which was enough to sponsor 17 kids. “It was just a wonderful feeling …