NewsLocal NewsIn Your Parish


Jennings police officers surprise Walmart shoppers

Posted at 5:53 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 23:00:14-05

Jennings police officers are surprising customers at the city’s Walmart ahead of Christmas.

Today and yesterday, the police department and Jennings Police Association hosted their annual Shop with a Cop where they take kids shopping.

Chief Danny Semmes says he and the department wanted to go above and beyond this year.

Not only did officers purchase items for kids in need but also the elderly. They also picked families in Walmart at random to purchase their groceries or household items.

Semmes says servicing the community is a priority of the police department.

The chief also thanked the generous donors of the police association, making the event possible.