Charlotte County Sheriff's Office prepares for 'Shop With a Cop' event

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is preparing for the 13th annual "Shop with a Cop" event on Wednesday, December 6th. 

The deputies are teaming up with police officers from the Punta Gorda Police Department and Florida Wildlife Commission to take students shopping for the holidays. 

This year the deputies will give a $100 Wal-Mart gift card to around 125 students participating in the event. The students will shop around the store with deputies and Santa Claus will be making a special appearance. 

Additionally, the Conquistadors will be there to distribute gifts to the students. 

Charlotte County Sheriff's office wants the students to have a positive interaction with their deputies and one-on-one time. 

The event will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Charlotte County Wal-Mart.