Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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KSP Post 12 S.W.A.T. (Shop with a Trooper)
Date of News Release: 12/22/2010
(Post 12 Frankfort) -- Thirty 34 kids from eighteen different families took part in our two day Post 12 shop with a Trooper. The Georgetown and Frankfort Wal-Mart, Kentucky State Police Professional Association District 12, the Frankfort Post Citizens Police Academy area businesses and individuals all teamed up with the Frankfort Post. The Frankfort Post located the needy families through troopers, schools and community groups.
On December 21, 2010, 15 kids from eight different families shopped at the Georgetown Wal-Mart. Each child was allowed to spend one hundred dollars for Christmas. On December 22, 2010, other 18 kids from 10 different families shopped at the Frankfort Wal-Mart. Each child was allowed to spend one hundred dollars for Christmas.
Special thanks goes to our Frankfort and Georgetown Wal-Mart stores, Trooper's, civilian employees, District 12 KSPPA, Post 12 Citizen's Police Academy, Post 12 Explorers, Post 12 retirees from the Frankfort Post who gave of the time and money to help theses 34 kids and their families. During this year Post 12 Shop with a Trooper we spent over 3600.00 dollars.
Captain Mike Crawford, Commander of Post 12, stated "At this time of the year we are blessed to have the opportunity to assist needy families in our area. With the current financial crisis affecting everyone, I am especially pleased our local businesses and our KSP families have remained committed to our cause of providing to those less fortunate. This is just another way the Kentucky State Police show our commitment to the citizens we proudly serve".