If you are like many Eureka residents who sleep in until 8 a.m. on a Saturday, you were just wakened by what sounded like a every emergency vehicle in town responding — slowly — to the entirety of the city on fire.
But it was not an emergency at all! It was only the EPD’s way of cheerfully kicking off “Shop With a Cop,” the annual event in which local police take disadvantaged kids out shopping for Christmas presents.
A full lights-and-sirens police convoy escorted the kids through town before they all wound up at Target.
EPD’s Shop with a Cop this morning! 30 lucky kids will be heading with a convoy of officers to Target soon. pic.twitter.com/hCtjPL1EBg— Steve Watson (@SWatsonEPD) December 19, 2015
Shop with a Cop at Target pic.twitter.com/fkdex1VwgS— Steve Watson (@SWatsonEPD) December 19, 2015