Ashland's Shop With A Cop Auction Supports The Community

  • 12/2/2018 4:16:51 PM
  • Ingrid Schmidt
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH- Ashland Law Enforcement's Shop with a Cop Benefit Auction raised money to support local families during the holidays.

The event was held at O'Bryan's Pub on Claremont on Sunday starting at 1pm.  According to Kim Mager, Ashland Police Detective and event organizer, all of the money raised at the auction goes to help local children with their Christmas shopping.

"We take this money and then we take $100 per child and they get to go shopping at Walmart on one given day and the kids get assigned their own Officer and then they get to go shopping and pick out whatever they want," Mager said.

Garry Alting, Ashland Police Lieutenant said that Shop with a Cop helps to bring the Ashland community together.

"It helps break down barriers with the kids and it's a way for law enforcement to give back to the community," Alting said.

Ashland Mayor, Matt Miller was impressed with the incredible community support for the event and the Ashland police.

"Our community Police force, they have a great deal of community support and they've earned it," Miller said.

Overall, Mager was excited about the community's support of the event.  "I'm grateful to be in a community where we can where we can have this happen, our community leaders are embracing of us and it's a good thing.  We have a good thing going here in Ashland," Mager said.

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