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Monday, November 23, 2020

Campbell County FOP #10 Cops and Kids Event benefits record number of children this year, despite pandemic

James McKenna, Jimmie Poyter and Nick Heiert, at a past Cops and Kids event. FTM file. 

A fundraiser that police departments across Campbell County undertake each year will continue this year despite the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Campbell County FOP #10 announced that over 90 children will be served this year - a record number - even with fundraising programming through the year being hampered.  Local schools helped identify  students who would most benefit from the program. 

FOP #10 represents every law enforcement agency in Campbell County, Kentucky with exception of Newport Police Department, which has its own union. 

This is the 26th year of providing Christmas to local children. Over 2,000 children have benefitted from FOP #10's efforts through the program's history. 

FTM file. 

This year, in order to follow social distancing guidelines, shopping with take place without the children, but kids will meet officers at the gift wrapping and pick-up location. 

"We know the need is even greater this year so we have worked hard to make this event happen while keeping everyone involved safe," said Officer Jimmie Poynter, event chairman.

Shopping will take once again at Meijer Cold Spring. Campbell County FOP #10 will also shop for the Marine Corps Toy for Tots program again with the help of the NKY Young Marines.

FTM file. 

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