By Daniel Thompson

Shop With A Cop Receives $4,500 In Keno Funds


Chief of Police Mark Simpson stood in front of the City Council the night of December 4, to ask for support for the Shop with a Cop program by way of a $4,500 grant.

“Before you make a decision,” he said, “I want to tell you two stories.”

Simpson went on to tell the council of a little girl who took the money given to her through the program the previous year and bought presents for all of her family, excluding herself completely.

“The whole time she kept saying, ‘I would have never been able to do this without you.’ One time, she just broke down crying. I asked her what was w...

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