2019 marks the second year the Milton Police Department has sponsored "Shop with a Cop," said Milton Police Chief Scott Marquardt. The opportunity to sponsor the program came after Janesville Police Officer Chad Sullivan, who has applied for grants to sponsor the event in Janesville for the last eight years, found he had multiple available grant opportunities and offered to share, Marquardt said.
The result? Similar to last year, two Shop with a Cop events will be held this year. Milton school district students shopped at Walmart in Janesville on Dec. 5, and Janesville school district students will be shopping at Farm and Fleet on Dec. 11. The school districts select students to participate in the program.
Uniformed officers volunteer their time to shop with the students, Marquardt said. This year, law enforcement personnel from Milton, the Rock County Sheriff's Department, Janesville, Clinton, Evansville, Edgerton and the town of Beloit shopped with the Milton students. Milton officers will shop with Janesville students at Farm and Fleet, he said.
Following are photos from the Dec. 5 Walmart shopping event.