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Shop with a Cop held in Steubenville

Police officers took kids on a shopping trip. (WTOV)

More than 100 local children received a Christmas treat tonight.

Law enforcement from Jefferson, Harrison, Carroll and Belmont counties took kids under their wing for the annual Shop with a Cop event at the Steubenville Walmart.

Police say this event teaches kids about the men and women behind the badge in addition to brightening up their Christmas.

“It’s awesome to give back to the community. Kids look up to them, see that they’re not just out there to arrest everybody, that we are also out there to help them and they can approach us when they need help,” said Sgt. Shawn Gegick, Wintersville Police Department.

Shop with a Cop started in 1992 and operates through donations.

Meanwhile, Texas Roadhouse at The Highlands partnered with the Ohio County Sheriff's Office for the Tip-a-Cop event to raise funds for their kids and cops program.

Ten percent of the food sales at the restaurant went toward the organization and they had a table of donated toys. Also, Andy the Armadillo and Chase from Paw Patrol greeted guests.

“Texas Roadhouse is all about community involvement and development, so we do fundraisers. This Thursday night we're doing a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. Last night we did Salvation Army, so we're all about booking fundraisers for local organizations and driving a partnership with them," said Brandon Wills, local store marketer.

Due to the bad weather, Texas Roadhouse will be holding another Tip-a- Cop event next Tuesday, December 20 from 4 to 10 p.m.

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