Deputy Roberta Barker of Indian River County Sheriff's Office and Officer Ashley Penn of Sebastian Police Department and their team of volunteers work hard all year to raise money so that kids will have presents for Christmas and can SHOP WITH A COP. They work with Mark Rogers, Sebastian Wal-Mart Store Manager. This year, 170 kids got to shop with a cop - from IRCSO, Sebastian/Fellsmere/Vero Beach Police, and Fl Highway Patrol. Many of the kids buy gifts for their families and also clothes and things they need. NICE! Click HERE to see all 100 photos!
I am an official, fully vetted volunteer with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office (Citizen's Academy, background checks, fingerprinted, etc.). Since my expertise is photo-journalism, producing these stories is one way I give back to my community.
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