Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, December 10th, 2016, at 9:00am, the Clarksville Police Union’s “Shop with a Cop” was a great success. Officers took approximately 212 local children (101 last year) from all over Montgomery County shopping.
There were over 50 CPD Officers, CPD employees, Police Union volunteers, and Clarksville Police Academy Alumni (CPAA) volunteers.Each child spent $100.00 on clothes and toys.
The children were nominated by Montgomery County Elementary school guidance counselors, Clarksville Police Department employees, and Montgomery County citizens.
Every effort was made to make sure these children received gifts for Christmas.
This event helps put our Police Officers in a positive light in the children’s eyes. Speaking on behalf of the Officers who attended, we received the gift of giving this Saturday. The many excited children seemed to take over the Sango Walmart. We had several citizens come up to our Officers showing their appreciation and support.
Detective Dennis Honholt and those assisting him did an amazing job getting this event together, which took a lot of time and labor. The late Detective Tyler Barrett started this event, and Detective Honholt and his personnel continued the effort successfully. We all know that Tyler would have been happy to see what took place this last Saturday.
Detective Honholt said. “We were able to give a Christmas to over 200 children this year thanks to the residents and businesses in the Clarksville community. Events such as this are an opportunity for people to see what Clarksville is all about.”
The event is funded by donations given by businesses, civic groups, and citizens of Montgomery County. We would like to thank all who gave and made this event possible. Special thanks to Walmart, the Police Union, the CPAA, the CPD, Austin Peay State University, residents of Clarksville, and MCSO Deputy Jim Knoll. Deputy Knoll is a retired CPD Police Officer and currently works with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. He took several additional pictures for this year’s event.
The CPD Officers in attendance came from all ranks, including Chief Al Ansley.
Photo provided by the Clarksville Police Department