I wish to thank all of this years sponsors and volunteers that made the 10th annual Shop with a Cop on Dec. 7 a tremendous success.
Sponsors included Ives Hill Country Club (PJ Simao), Watertown Audiology (Dr. Sarah Sugden), Sams Club, Walmart (Watertown and Evans Mills), Jefferson County Sheriffs Employees Local 3089, Jefferson County Probation Department, Watertown Police Benevolent Association, Aigriteth LLC, Blue Mountain Spring Water, Car-Freshner Corporation, Current Applications, Dionne-Rumble Auxiliary Post 7227, Holiday Inn Express, Knowlton Technologies, the Rev. M. Cheryl Gmitter, village of Black River and Waite Toyota.
Additional sponsors included AVL Signs & Graphics, Bernardos Pizzeria, Bimbo Bakery, Coca-Cola of Watertown, Marks Graphics, Newzjunky and Party Rentals.
Volunteers included Antwerp Police Department, Black River Police Department, Carthage Police Department, Fort Drum Military Police, Fort Drum Police Department, Guilfoyle Ambulance, Jefferson County Emergency Management, Jefferson County Probation Department, Jefferson County Sheriffs Office, Lifenet, New York State Police, Philadelphia Village Police Department, Watertown City Fire Department, Watertown Police Department, and Santa and his elves.
Thank you again for your sincere generosity. You didnt just help a child in need at Christmas; you touched childs heart with memories that will last a lifetime.
John P. Burns
The writer is sheriff of Jefferson County.