Shop with a Cop brightens holidays

Members of the Brentwood Police Activities League and students from the Brentwood Union School District, enjoyed a shopping spree at Target recently thanks to the Shop with a Cop program. 

People took notice when 13 Brentwood Police cars pulled into the Slatten Ranch Target on a recent Saturday morning.

Anytime that kind of show of force descends upon a community, something big is going down. This was no exception. Students from Brentwood schools, together with their police officer escorts, emerged from the vehicles, grabbed a shopping cart and began the Brentwood Police Activities League’s annual Shop with a Cop event. What took place during the next 90 minutes touched the hearts of nearly every shopper and red-shirted staff member inside.

Brentwood School District School Resource Officer Michael Rucker, who organizes Shop with a Cop, started asking for donations after Thanksgiving. During his work in the district, he had met multiple students whose lives were impacted by circumstances beyond their control. He wanted to do something to help.


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for Reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.