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Christmas comes early for Texarkana youth

Christmas came early for some of Texarkana's youth.

Christmas came early for some of Texarkana's youth.


On Tuesday, the 21st annual "Shop with a Cop" was held".


The event, gives children in need the chance to get gifts for Christmas.


This year, more than 60 boys and girls participated.


Each were partnered with a law enforcement officer.


They were then given $100 which they could spend however they wanted.


"Most of these kids, some of them don't even get anything for themselves," said Public Information Officer Kristi Mitchell. "They'll choose a Christmas present for their brother or sister or maybe mom or dad. We sometimes have to almost talk them into buying something for themselves, so it's a very humbling experience and it's a real good opportunity for our officers."


The event was held on both sides of the state line.


It involves both cities' firefighters and police officers.

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