First Responders preparing to make holidays brighter

Deputy Jalen Ishall, with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, helps Oliver Smith, 7, shop during the Kids, Cops and Christmas event in December 2020.

More children in the community will see gifts under their Christmas trees thanks to the efforts of local law enforcement agencies.

Police departments and sheriff’s offices will spread that holiday cheer to families and children through several programs, and the agencies welcome financial support.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office hosts its Kids, Cops and Christmas program every year. Children throughout the county pair up with deputies to shop for Christmas gifts at the Walmart stores in The Villages and Bushnell.  

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