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Hammond Police Chief Rick Coltrain helps Nathan Luellen, North Hudson, sort through the jean selection during the "Shop with a Cop" event at the New Richmond Walmart Aug. 16.

Local cops offer a helping hand

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Police cruisers dominated the parking lot at the New Richmond Wal-Mart on Thursday, Aug. 16, but not because there was criminal activity happening at the store.


For about five hours that day, local law enforcement personnel were inside to help disadvantaged kids with their back-to-school shopping.

The annual "Shop with a Cop" program, sponsored by The Salvation Army, provides new school clothing for families in need in Polk and St. Croix counties.

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