Christmas comes early for Texarkana youth

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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