The Riverside Sheriff’s Perris Station held its annual "Shop with a Cop" Program on Sunday, Dec. 15. Deputies and officers representing the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, the Perris Police Department, and the Menifee Police Department accompanied select children from these communities on a shopping spree at the Perris Wal-Mart.
The children were escorted in police cars from the Perris Sheriff’s Station to the Wal-Mart in patrol cars with lights and sirens sounding. Upon arrival at the Wal-Mart, the children and their escorting deputies and officers were met by Wal-Mart associates, who each donated their time to be the “personal shopper” for each child. The Wal-Mart employees assisted the children with selecting gifts for themselves and family members, making their Christmas wishes come true.
Following the Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart, the children again rode with their deputy escorts to the Perris Valley Skydive Center, where they were treated to a barbeque lunch and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, played by Menifee City Councilman John Denver and his wife Linda. Following lunch, the children were escorted back to the Perris Sheriff’s Station to wrap their gifts.
The Perris Sheriff’s Station, Perris Police Department, and the Menifee Police Department are pleased to announce that they were able to bless 32 children and their families with the "Shop with a Cop" program.
Sheriff's officials would like to thank the Perris Wal-Mart, the City of Perris, the City of Menifee, County Supervisor Marion Ashley, and the Menifee Stater Brothers Market for making a difference in the lives of these children and their families. Without their generous donations, this event would not have been possible.