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Laurence H. Shisler, 5, picks out a new shirt for kindergarten with the help of Officer Joshua Morgel of the Woodville Police Department. Both participated in the Salvation Army/Grace Place's "Shop with a Cop" program on Wednesday, Aug. 24 - a program that gives school children in need money to get school clothes. Police officers from around the county volunteer their time to help the children shop at Wal-Mart.

Kids 'Shop with a Cop' for back-to-school clothes

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It's not every day that children have their own armed escort to go clothes shopping.

But for several hours on Aug. 24, 44 kids had that experience, thanks to Grace Place in Somerset.

According to Lori Scheder of Grace Place, they received a $5,000 grant to allow them to sponsor the "Shop with a Cop" event - a program that pairs up children in need with a police officer to shop for school clothes.

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