Brad L. Hughes, Chief
21 E. First Street
Sherburn, MN 56171
Phone – 507-764-4221 Fax – 507-764-3882 sherburnwelcomepolice.org
November 20, 2020
Shop with a Cop 2020
To all the generous supporters of Shop with a Cop,
After weeks of careful consideration, it has been decided at this time to cancel the Shop with a Cop program for 2020. A number of considerations went into this decision and while it was a difficult one, I believe it is for the best at this time.
First, with the number of COVID cases increasing across the state and specifically in our county, the risk of bringing a number of children together for an extended period of time was becoming an area of concern. Then with the new Executive Order that was issued on 11/18 by Governor Walz, it made it clear that this event could not take place as it has. This order is currently scheduled to expire on December 18, which means we would not be able to do the event until after that time IF the order is not extended.
Second, while we are in awe every year at the generosity of the community for this event, we are also very aware of the effects that COVID has had on businesses this year. I did not feel comfortable approaching businesses this year asking for support when many are struggling unlike never before.
With this being said, we will plan on resuming this event next year. For those that were planning to support this program this year and are still committed to it, you may still send your contribution. We will purchase gift cards for the families we have selected and provide them to them for the holiday season. These families have not been contacted by the department yet, so there are no expectations on their part. You can drop off your donation at Sherburn City Hall, Welcome City Hall or mail it to:
Sherburn/Welcome Police Department
P.O. Box 344
Welcome, MN 56181
ATT: Shop with a Cop
Thank you to all who have supported this program in the past and we will see you next year.
We will get through this!!