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Spirited shopping spree planned at Eastview Mall

A program pairing students with law enforcement officers for a holiday shopping spree this Sunday will include more kids and more police.

State Police from Troop E in Farmington will be joining forces for the fourth annual Shop With A Sheriff at Eastview Mall.

“We are excited with how the program grows each year and the positive impact this event has on the kids and families that participate,” said Bill Wellman, an investigator with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and president of the Ontario County Police Benevolent Association.

The association sponsors the event, which pairs a child from participating school districts in Ontario County with a volunteer from local law enforcement. Represented are volunteers from the Ontario County road patrol and corrections units; Canandaigua and Geneva Police Departments; and this year, state troopers.

“I believe the volunteers from our law enforcement agencies get the most out of it,” said Wellman, talking about how Shop With a Sheriff has grown.

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