Donations sought for ‘Shop with a Cop’

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is literally right around the corner! 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. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 2015.


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 from disadvantaged families are identified by the various agencies. On Saturday morning, the children are picked up at their homes by their law enforcement “partners” and taken to breakfast. After breakfast, the officers and children respond Code 3 (lights and sirens) through Bishop to K-Mart to start the 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 then the officers and children travel home where an early Christmas celebration begins!

Our goal for the 2015 Shop-with-a-Cop is to provide Christmas to 50 children and their families. This event is completely donation driven and we are hoping to raise $10,000! 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 out to ESPOA with “Shop-with-a-Cop” written in the memo line. Your donation is tax deductible.

We thank you for your donation to bring Christmas to children in need throughout the Eastern Sierra and Owens Valley!


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7 Responses to Donations sought for ‘Shop with a Cop’

  1. Philip Anaya November 11, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    I finally got to the Bishop PD Station to contribute . They have plenty of envelopes to fill and plenty of dreams that can be fulfilled. Can’t think of a more important or worthy gift for our community than supporting this great idea .

  2. Vons shopper November 11, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    What a great event our local law enforcement do each year for our underprivileged kids. I love seeing all the smiles and it is truly what christmas is about, giving. Thank you to all who participate. I will be watching for all parade on Main St.

  3. Wayne Deja November 9, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

    Not to be brown-nosing the Inyo County Sheriffs I personally know by saying this,but…IMO,when you read and hear of some things going on in the bigger cities,and even in the not so- big cities concerning Law Enforcement problems,we here in Inyo County are so fortunate and lucky to have the officers and investigators that we do….with my own dealings,regular people,interesting and good to talk with,and people I can look up to and respect for what they do,and not fear them,like some do in some areas…I witnessed one of the “Shop with a Cop” events at the Bishop K-Mart a few years ago,and what it did was help put me in a better Christmas spirit.

    • Gary Trotman November 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

      Well Wayne , Do you mean big cities like Ferguson Missouri .
      We obviously live in a different demographic here in Inyo County .
      Yes , i for one am grateful that our sheriffs dept & police & citizens are not subjected to that level of violence and anti-law enforcement climate as is the norm in many big American cities in these times .
      Let us all be thankful for what we have , While it Lasts .

  4. Scott November 7, 2015 at 7:38 pm #

    Christmas isn’t literally around the corner. It may be metaphorically around the corner…

  5. Rosie gilmour young November 6, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    I’m Mrs santa Claus I have been volunteering my service for over 30 years I live in Lone pine USA.I would be honored to volunteer help make children young and old with smiles I provide my own outfit and candy canes also 9163357553 thank you so much Mrs santa Claus


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