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December 19, 2018
(Photo by: Amanda Rutland/MCN PR) Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police Officer Tyler Sands helped Checotah 2nd grader Kellie Jett pick out toys during the Annual Shop with a Cop event in McIntosh County.

CHECOTAH, Okla. — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police participated in the Shop with a Cop event Dec. 17-19 in McIntosh County.

Shop with a Cop is an annual event where multiple law enforcement agencies collaborate to take under privileged children shopping for Christmas.

The children were picked up from school and given a police escort to go shopping. Each participant was given $300 to spend. The majority, $220, was spent at a local Wal-Mart store and the remaining $80 was spent on clothing at Sharpe’s Department Store.

After a morning of shopping, the children were treated to lunch at a pizza restaurant.

The school districts chose the students to be in the program. This program was funded by donations from area businesses and by individual donations from both inside and outside McIntosh County.

This year, nearly 45 children participated in the program: 15 Eufaula Public School students, including some from MCN Eufaula Dormitory, 12 students from Hannah, Dustin and Ryal and 18 Checotah Public School students.