2018 10 03 Coffee with a Cop at Bishop McDonalds 1Donations sought for the Annual Eastern Sierra Shop with a Cop
Law enforcement officers and public safety staff from law enforcement and criminal
justice agencies throughout Mono and Inyo Counties are busy planning the Annual
Shop-with-a-Cop event, which will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019.
This is a very special day where our local law enforcement brings the true spirit of
Christmas to families in need throughout the Eastern Sierra and Owens Valley.
Children are selected by various local law enforcement agencies from nominations
received by area schools, community groups and individuals. On Saturday morning,
the children are picked up at their homes by their law enforcement “partners” and
taken to pancake breakfast sponsored by the Bishop Lion’s Club. After breakfast,
the officers and children respond Code 3 (lights and sirens) through Bishop to KMart
to start their shopping extravaganza. Each child is given $200 to shop for gifts
for their families. After all the gifts have been purchased, local volunteers wrap the
gifts, and the officers and children travel home where an early holiday celebration
Our goal for the 2019 Shop-with-a-Cop event is to provide Christmas to 70 children
and their families. This event is completely donation driven. Let’s start getting into
the holiday spirit and donate to this great event today! Donations can be dropped
off at the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Police
Department and Mammoth Lakes Police Department. Please make checks
payable to ESPOA (Eastern Sierra Peace Officers Association) with “Shop-with-aCop”
written in the memo line. ESPOA is a 501(c)3, and your donation is tax
Nominations for a participant are encouraged. Nominations can be submitted by
email to [email protected] or by contacting Jessica Scida at
the Bishop Police Department at (760) 873-5866.
We thank you for your donation to bring Christmas to children in need throughout
the Eastern Sierra and Owens Valley!

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