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The Pleasant Prairie Professional Police Association would like to express their thanks to those who supported the 8th Annual Pleasant Prairie Shop with a Cop and Firefighter charity event. The event was held on Saturday, December 7. Shop with a Cop and Firefighter is a way for members of Pleasant Prairie’s Police and Fire & Rescue Departments to give back to the community by helping local families who may not otherwise be able to celebrate the holidays in a traditional manner.
Children from underprivileged families pair off with a Pleasant Prairie Police Officer or Firefighter and select gifts for their family members. “It’s a great way for children to interact in a positive manner with emergency service professionals in the community,” explained Police Chief David Smetana. “Even more importantly, it ensures that struggling families will be able to share the joy of the holiday spirit. This is a great deal of work each year, and I am proud of the Association’s desire to do this on an annual basis.”
The Pleasant Prairie Professional Police Association collects donations in support of the event each year. Members of the department wish to sincerely thank all those who have been so generous in the past with support for this program. Members of the department would also like to thank the volunteers from Great Lakes Naval Base who helped this year’s children wrap the gifts for their family members.