January 16, 2021, 5:01 am
Every year for over the last 10 years the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arranges the ‘Shop with a Cop’ event for the economically challenged children and their families under the leadership of Sheriff Benny N.
Napoleon. The Wayne County Executive, who was once the Sheriff before, also continued this tradition as well along with the cooperation from the Sheriff, Management and the Officers’ Unions. In an interview with Bangla Shangbad, the Chief Robert Dunlap at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says , ‘this is part of the Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon’s way of giving back to the community, it’s no child left behind in this Christmas season where he partners with the Youth and Senior Fund which is composed of members of the community, from the Clergy to the Business community as well as the Officers’ Union where we all get together and do all that we can financially to make sure we give back to those who are more economically challenged than others, to make sure that we do what we can for people to have a happy and merry Christmas Holiday.
’ This year the event happened on Saturday, December 21st at the Meijer Store on Grand River Ave., Detroit. They reach out to the families through community groups, churches, mosques, temples to let people know that there is a resource at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Robert Dunlap further says, ‘there are about 70 families consisting of about 250 people that we are going to give each kid $200 for shop and we are going to give the parents $75 to buy their holiday meals.’ Upon speaking to a few families and kids, they shared a huge amount of gratitude for this kind gestures from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. ‘A lot of credit goes to our deputies who give so much from themselves everyday at work, sometimes 16 hours a day to volunteer on their own time to come back and say what can we do to help put a smile on the face of the people of Wayne County’, Chief Roebrt Dunlap added. They are hoping to continue this tradition every year.