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Clarksville children 'Shop with a Cop' this Christmas

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Parents provide a list of their sizes and items that are necessary, like a heavy winter coat. Parents provide a list of their sizes and items that are necessary, like a heavy winter coat.
This Christmas Clarksville Assistant Police Chief David Kirby was paired up Coby. This Christmas Clarksville Assistant Police Chief David Kirby was paired up Coby.

CLARKSVILLE, IN (WAVE) – It's something law enforcement officers look forward to every year, giving back to children through the annual 'Shop with a Cop' and hoping they leave a lasting positive impression on each kid they help. 

Outside of Walmart in Clarksville police cars are parked, but not because something bad was happening.

Inside the cops were playing Santa and shopping for some very special kids. This Christmas Clarksville Assistant Police Chief David Kirby was paired up Coby.

Kirby has been participating in the annual program for the last 16 years. 

"After day and day of seeing kids that don't have very many things that don't have a great life, to be able to come and bring some children and let them smile and pick out the things they want and have a great Christmas is very rewarding," said Kirby. 

This year officers and fire fighters in Clarksville selected 50 children to shop for at $250 a piece.
 
Kirby said it's all about what they need first. Parents provide a list of their sizes and items that are necessary, like a heavy winter coat.

"We complete that list first and then we allow the kids to take the remainder of the money and go to the toy section and just pick out what they want," said Kirby. 

A treat that doesn't happen often. Coby had his eyes set on a stunt plane.

Coby was able to pick out several toys to enjoy and Lt. Col Kirby says he's glad he got to spend the day with a great kid. 

"He's a nice very polite young man," said Kirby.  "He's been very good today and I hope he has a great Christmas."

"I will," said Coby. 

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