Saturday was a special day for the Paintsville Police Dept. as they held their annual “Shop with a Cop” Day for some area kids and their families. The “Shop with a Cop” program, in conjunction with Family Resource Centers and Youth Services Center’s within the Paintsville city limits, picks some deserving kids and families based on a need. The Schools that qualify in the city limits are, Paintsville Elem., Central Elem., Highland Elem., Our Lady of the Mountain and Johnson Co. Middle School. Paintsville Police Asst. Chief Danny Smith said the entire Dept. “looks forward to this day every year.” Smith explained that the day is full of activity for the kids and their families. “We have a total of 19 kids, 4 infants and 11 families represented. We meet at 11AM at the Paintsville Recreation Center and have Pizza and snacks, then the kids get the opportunity to meet Santa, who gives each child a bag full of clothing, shoes and a jacket.” Smith added, “After meeting Santa, the kids traveled to Walmart to meet with the Police Officers, where each child was given a $100 gift card and they could go buy whatever toys or items they want and an Officer escorted them throughout the store.” Several people assisted the Paintsville Police Dept. during Saturday’s event.