Third annual Shop with a Sheriff event kicks off in Goshen

ELKHART, Ind. – On Thursday, December 14, officers from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department will be participating in the third annual Shop with a Sheriff event starting at 6 p.m.

The event will feature approximately 40 officers from the Detective Bureau, Patrol, and corrections who will be hosting 20 children at the Meijer’s on Elkhart Road in Goshen.

Each child participating will be accompanied by officers as they shop for clothing, school supplies, toys, and holiday gifts for family members.

All of the children will be sent home with a gift card meant for groceries to give to their parents as well.

The event will finish with a pizza party at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department and a ride home via squad car.

This event was organized with the help of community members, local businesses and employees of the Sheriff’s Department and the $7,000 raised by all of them.

The children in participation were selected by school guidance counselors based on the needs of each individual child according to school officials.

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