The St. Mary's County Shop with a Cop program is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization whose boards of directors are comprised of members of the St. Mary's County Optimist Clubs and St. Mary's County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7. Lorraine "Bunny" Brewer, Toni and Jimmy Long, and Joseph Stanalonis and Bill Raddatz plan, coordinate and supervise the program throughout the year.
On Saturday, December 13th, members of the Optimist Clubs of St. Mary's County, St. Mary's County Commissioner John O'Connor and members of the St. Mary's Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, cooked breakfast and wrapped presents for the officers and children participating in the program.
Kate Eggart of the St. Mary's County Public schools and the personnel pupil workers of the St. Mary's County Public schools and the principals and counselors of several of the parochial schools assisted in submitting names of children who were later selected to participate in the program.
Officers and deputies from the State Fire Marshal's Office, United States Coast Guard, Point Lookout Department of Natural Resource Park Rangers, Federal Bureau of Investigations, St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, St. Mary's County office of Parole and Probation, and Troopers from the Maryland State Police St. Mary's, Calvert, and LaPlata barracks along with Troopers from the Aviation Division volunteered to take the children shopping.
Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office sincerely thank everyone who continue to make this event, (and Back to School Shop With A COP), an amazing success every year.
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