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Columbus kids 'Shop With A Cop' this holiday season

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Some local police officers spent their day chasing down toys and taking them into the custody in order to benefit a few special kids in Columbus. 

The "Shop with a Cop" event sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police was held Thursday.

The purpose of the annual event is to help foster positive relationships between young people and officers in the community.

Officers teamed up with children at the Wal-Mart on Whittlesey Boulevard and helped them shop for Christmas gifts for themselves and for their family members.

The day kicked off at the Columbus Ice Rink where a parade of sirens and blue lights led participants in a march as part of the fun.

 Dozens of children got the opportunity to participate this year thanks to the FOP. 

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