Price City Police Department Press Release
Every year just prior to Christmas, the Price City Police Department is privileged to coordinate Carbon County’s local “Shop With A Cop” program. Program coordinator Price PD Sgt. Kelly Maynes reported that a total of 38 local children benefitted from this year’s effort. Officers from seven different local agencies were honored to participate by helping shop with our local kids. The involved agencies are the Price City Police, Carbon County Sheriff, Helper Police, Wellington Police, East Carbon Police and the Utah Highway Patrol.
The day began at McDonald’s with manager Tracy Keller and her staff providing a free hot breakfast for the kids and their immediate family members. This was a great way to start the day and allowed the kids and their families to meet and get to know the officers who would be helping them.
This was followed by a procession to WalMart complete with lights and sirens from the different police vehicles.
WalMart and a group from Salt Lake City, the Utah Police Civilian Association, graciously granted the generous funding to pay for this project. The Price City Police Department is very grateful for the support from our local merchants, and specifically from McDonald’s and Walmart, as well as the Utah Police Civilian Association.
At WalMart, store manager Leslie Brown was on hand to assist and direct the kids and officers with their Christmas shopping needs. The kids all had a great time with their assigned officers.
More than one officer had a tear brought to their eyes by several of the kids selflessly thinking about their siblings, moms, or dads before they would consider getting something for themselves. Officer Randy Salyer and Capt. Chad Feichko both poignantly remarked how they got a lot more out of the experience than the kids did.
Our local officers wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Please enjoy the attached photos.