More Than $3000 Raised For Starke County Shop with a Cop

Starke County Conservation Officer Keith Wildeman, Jeremiah Patrick, Harold Smith, James Upsall, Rob Olejniczack, Rich Gast, Caitlyn Hinshaw, Melissa Osburn, Sandy Binkley, Hugo Reese, Chris Kisela, and Bob Leffert participated in last year's Shop with a Cop event.

Nearly $3,200 was raised Saturday in a fundraiser held by the members of the Kankakee Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #129.

The proceeds will be used to fund the “Shop with a Cop” program in Starke County. The money will be used to purchase much-needed school clothes and school supplies for the 2012-2013 school year, and children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade will get to shop for these items with the help of members of the FOP.

Last year, the FOP was able to help 33 children, spending between $100 to $150 per child. Several businesses helped with donations for raffle items and more.

Knox City Police Department Officer and FOP President Chris Kisela will announce plans for the Shop with a Cop program as we get closer to the start of the school year.