Cheyenne-area law enforcement officers are teaming up with elementary schools in Laramie County to make Christmas a little brighter for those less fortunate.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeremy Beck says about 30 students will be picked up from school tomorrow in a patrol car and taken to the Walmart on Livingston Avenue.

"Each student will get to shop with an officer and spend up to $100 or more as they wish," said Beck.

"The intent of this event is to provide these children with a little merrier holiday season as well as providing them with a positive experience with law enforcement," he added.

Last year, 35 students from 30 Laramie County schools were able to "Shop With a Cop."

Beck says most of the kids purchased groceries and necessities for their families rather than spending the money on themselves.

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