Peoria kids get to 'Shop with a Cop'

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Sgt. Luis Aponte with Jonathon Yazzi By Jennifer Thomas Sgt. Luis Aponte with Jonathon Yazzi By Jennifer Thomas
Officer Brendan Austin with Timmy Stangler By Jennifer Thomas Officer Brendan Austin with Timmy Stangler By Jennifer Thomas
Lt. Michael Ashley with Hannah Von Toble By Jennifer Thomas Lt. Michael Ashley with Hannah Von Toble By Jennifer Thomas
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PEORIA, Ariz. -- Peoria police officers spent Saturday morning making Christmas a lot brighter for some kids.

The Peoria Police Department hosted its annual “Shop with a Cop” event, which paired 50 employees with 50 children from the community to shop at a local Target store for Christmas gifts for the child and family members.