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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.

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

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