On Tuesday, dozens of local children received an early Christmas shopping trip at Walmart, thanks to the annual Shop with a Cop event.

On Tuesday, dozens of local children received an early Christmas shopping trip at Walmart, thanks to the annual Shop with a Cop event.

In a collaborative effort, area programs like Family Promise and Project SAFE, as well as several local businesses, handed out $100 gift cards to selected children to be used for gifts right before Christmas.

Among law enforcement departments represented this year were:

• Shawnee Police Department

• Tecumseh Police Department

• Absentee Kickapoo Tribe

• Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office

• Oklahoma Baptist University

• Sac and Fox