SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTHI) - Officers are bringing the community together through shopping and smiles.
The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office puts on Shop With a Cop every year.
On Wednesday morning, families and officers filled the Sullivan Walmart to shop.
Children could buy much-needed items like clothes.
They could also buy toys.
This event helps families, while also giving officers a full heart.
"I lie to mess with the toys as well too, so I can be a kid for a little bit as well. No, it was a great time and I think Dakota made out pretty well," State Trooper Tom Hanks said.
Local schools, law enforcement, and people in the community help choose the children to be involved.