On Saturday, Dec. 14, Trinidad Police Department officers, Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office officers, Colorado State Patrol, Port of Entry, Trinidad Correctional Facility, Department of Wildlife, State Parks as well as over 20 citizen volunteers connected with kids from Trinidad School District No.1 for the annual Shop With a Cop event. This year, 95 children from the Trinidad area participated and together with the officers and volunteers made for a pretty large group photo. Community Officer Courtney Festi stated, “Shop With a Cop is definitely a team effort and it all pays off at the end.”
— Officers convoyed to take the children to Walmart where kids were able to pick out gifts for their family members. Dept. of Corrections Officer Tim Merchant and Trinidad Middle School student Daniel Rodriguez are seen shopping at Walmart for the annual Shop With a Cop event.