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Shop with Kids Christmas Miracle

On December 11 and 12, 2021, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Correctional Officers teamed up to deliver stockings and giant red bags of toys to 55 children.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Community Foundation compiled a list of families who needed additional assistance during the holiday season, but this Shop with Kids event would not have been possible without the generous donations from the HCSO Staff, citizens, and local businesses.

‘Twas the night of the Sheriff’s special Christmas delivery, when all through the house, not a criminal was stirring, not even a louse.

The stockings were packed by the Foundation with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office staff would soon be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of cherry and berry colored police lights danced in their heads. And Momma in her kerchief and I in my cap, had just settled in for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the road, sirens caused such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The headlight luster gave a joyous glow, to the mid-day atmosphere below. When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a fleet of shiny Sheriff vehicles and Christmas cheer.