Chief Troy Tanner and the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) want to thank the citizens, businesses, and friends ofMesquitefor their generous donations to the annual Shop with a Cop program.
This year 39 officers From Mesquite Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, and The Department of Homeland Security were able to take 71 children from Virgin Valley and J.L. Bowler Elementary Schools Christmas shopping at participating local businesses to help make the children’s holiday a little brighter.
MPD would like to thank the following people, businesses, and organizations who helped make this year a huge success:
David and Deborah Ballweg, Walmart, Loadtec, Thomas Garrard, Mesquite Elks Lodge #2811, Golf for Kids, McDonalds, Santa Fe Ceramics LLC, Lex and Linda Hall, Thomas Lawson, Mary Anna Clay and Steven B. Allred, Virgin Valley Disposal, Jerry and Jeannie Freund, Carol Blessinger, Vernon and Patricia Adams, Alfred J. and Sharon Serrano, Barbara and Robert Hecker, Ann L. Henelt, Helen Hideshima, Margaret Anna Edward, Marcie and Larry Larson, Russell and Margean Westwood, Steve and Deborah Wilken, Tom Breen, John and Sandi Randle, Michael and Wendy Keys, Diane J. and David L. Dolan, Mesquite High Rollers Motorcycle Club, Robert and Patricia Bauer, Laneeda Lloyd, Klaus and Faye Urban, Hector and Thida Robertin, Donald Belford, Laura and Chris Woolsey, Carol S. Scott and Ted W. Armstrong, Steven Balek, Norman J. and Janice L. Jordahl, David Blaine and Kathleen Rusk, Marion J. Starr, Eula Pavelka, John and Janice Bentley, Glenda Schurr, Elizabeth Eggeman, Frank and Lorene Brumaghin, Thomas and Ellen Bray, Pattie Evens, The Department of Homeland Security, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, and the men and women of the Mesquite Police Department.
“It is nice to get to spend some time with the kids. When we see them at Shop with a Cop, and then when we see them riding their skateboard or bicycle around town we have a connection. The kids love riding in the police vehicles to and from the event. There are kids in patrol cars, kids in SWAT vehicles; there are laughing, happy kids everywhere. It is a great day,” said Chief Troy Tanner. “It is unbelievable what people in this community are willing to give. The number of kids we needed to serve this year increased and the donations did too, I am proud to represent the City of Mesquite.”
“We can’t forget about the Elks’ Lodge in all of this,” said Chief Tanner. “They are a key community partner in support of this event. They provide the lunch for the officers and the kids after the shopping trip.”