The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with area law enforcement for the annual Shop with a Cop event, taking place in Bozeman on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Eleven members of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, including Sheriff Brian Gootkin, will be joined by officers from the Bozeman, Manhattan and Montana State University police departments to take kids shopping at Target.
Each kid receives $75 to buy presents for their families. The child’s parents also get $25 to buy gifts for the participating children as well.
After the deputies and officers are done shopping, they will gives the kids tours of their patrol cars. They will then drive to Bozeman City Hall where law enforcement will help the kids wrap their presents and all will be treated to a pizza party.
Money for the event is donated with the help of the Gallatin County Public Safety Foundation.
There will be two shopping shifts on Saturday. The first runs from 9 a.m. to noon and the second from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Shop with a Cop is a national event with law enforcement from around the country participating during the holiday season.
Donations for next year’s event will be collected at Target on Saturday.
Donations can also be mailed any time to the Gallatin County Public Safety Foundation, PO Box 3612, Bozeman MT 59772. Cash or checks made out to GCPSF are accepted.
Deputy Jackie Stewart