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Shop with a Trooper hailed a hit

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Trooper Billy Begley helped many of the young shoppers pick out the perfect toy. (Source: Kentucky State Police) Trooper Billy Begley helped many of the young shoppers pick out the perfect toy. (Source: Kentucky State Police)
BEAVER DAM, KY (WFIE) -

Kentucky State Troopers says Saturday's Shop with a Trooper was a success. 

The Kentucky State Police Professional Association (KSPPA) held its annual Shop with a Trooper program in Beaver Dam. 

Troopers say 184 children, their families, KSP troopers, KSP telecommunicators, Ohio County Sheriff deputies, Beaver Dam and Centertown Police officers all met at Wal-Mart at 8:00 a.m. to shop. 

We're told many of the children's shopping lists consisted of various toys; however, a large percentage did restock with new backpacks, coats, pants, shirts, shoes, hats and gloves.

Troopers say the children also were surprised when Santa made an appearance during check-out.  

The Kentucky State Police, KSPPA and the Ohio County Sheriff's Office would like to thank those for helping make this year's program such a success:  Wal-Mart of Beaver Dam; Denny's Restaurant; O.C. Café and all those who wished to remain anonymous.  

They say a special thanks goes out to Ashby Trucking Company of Beaver Dam. Despite of the recent decline of the area coal industry, Ashby Trucking, who primarily transports coal, has maintained its community commitment by donating over one-third of the total donations generated for this program.

We're told more than $15,000 was spent on the children in Ohio, Daviess and Henderson Counties. 

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