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Gautier Police help 4 families have a Merry Christmas

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Officers are from left to right: Officer Chris Smith, Sergeant Mark Rodriguez and Lieutenant Derrick Welton (Photo source: Gautier Police Dept.) Officers are from left to right: Officer Chris Smith, Sergeant Mark Rodriguez and Lieutenant Derrick Welton (Photo source: Gautier Police Dept.)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Four Jackson County families received a police escort for their Christmas Eve shopping excursion. It was actually part of the "Shop with a Cop" program, sponsored by the Gautier Police Department.

A total of ten children were each given $250 gift cards to purchase clothes and toys at Walmart in Pascagoula. The parents were given a $100 gift card to purchase food items for the family Christmas dinner.

"In the spirit of serving our city, we are pleased to be able to reach out to families who are in need during the Christmas season," Chief Dante Elbin said.

Shop with a cop is funded by the Gautier Police Officers Union. Union funds are comprised of dues paid by the individual Officers.

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