MEDIA AVAILABILTY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Boston Police Department Hosts PAL 9th Annual Shop with a Cop—Heroes and Helpers

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WHO:            Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans and Chief William Gross, Boston Police Department command staff and officers, volunteers from seven outside police and first responder agencies, and 300 well-deserving children.
WHAT:          The Boston Police Department is hosting its 9th Annual Shop with a Cop—Heroes and Helpers event, funded by the Boston Police Activities/Athletics League (PAL), Target, and over a dozen other charitable organizations. This year, over three hundred kids from every neighborhood in Boston will be paired with a first responder to pick out a special holiday gift. In addition to officers from the BPD, volunteers include first responders from the following agencies:

Boston EMS, MBTA Transit PD, UMass Boston PD, Suffolk University PD, & Boston University PD

Join us in making these special children’s holiday wishes come true!

WHEN:          Monday, December 18, 2017 at 5:45 PM

WHERE:       Target at South Bay Plaza, South Boston
  Boston Police Media Relations (617) 343-4520 for media inquiries.