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Members of the Detroit lakes police department participated in the Shop with a Cop program this year, taking seven local kids shopping for presents for either their family members or themselves. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Officers brighten holidays

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This year, seven kids got to have a merrier Christmas thanks to the Detroit Lakes Police Department.

Four police officers gathered at Walmart in Detroit Lakes on Thursday afternoon to take seven elementary-aged kids shopping for Christmas presents. The kids had the option of shopping for their family members or themselves.


“There’s the saying, ‘in giving, you really receive.’ It’s really true,” Officer David Shawstad said.

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