Lynnwood cops go Christmas shopping with needy children

Cmdr. Jim Nelson and his fellow shopper, 5-year-old Eduardo Monrroy

Lynnwood police took time last week to make some needy children’s’ Christmases a little brighter.

They gathered at the Lynnwood Target store for the seventh annual Shop With A Cop event. Each officer was paired up with a child and they headed straight for the toy aisle.

Shannon Sessions with Lynnwood police said most of the time the kids like to by things for other family members are not for themselves. The moms also received gift cards to spend.

The event benefited 27 children from YMCA Pathways for Woman. After shopping, the kids and officers ate dinner and visited with Santa.

Funding was provided by Target and Kuni Westside Infiniti.

Cmdr. Wes Deppa and his fellow shopper 9-year-old Shanija Nesbitt


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