Princeton, KY. – On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the Kentucky State Police Professional Association (KSPPA) District 2 conducted its 19th annual “Shop with a Trooper” (S.W.A.T.) program. This program is designed to assist children in need during the Christmas season.
Forty-four children, their families, KSP troopers, and KSP families met at the Area 2 Fire & Rescue Training Center in Princeton. Pizza was provided to everyone courtesy of the Godfather’s of Princeton. Drinks and paper products were donated by the Wal-Mart of Princeton. The Sonic Drive-In of Princeton treated everyone to ice cream.
After dinner, personnel from Post 2, and their families, assisted the children with their shopping at the Princeton Wal-Mart. The shopping lists consisted of several items including coats, pants, shirts, shoes, hats, gloves, and toys.
The Kentucky State Police would like to thank the following for making this year’s program such a success: Charbon Contracting LLC, Godfather’s of Princeton, Johnson’s Sales & Service, Kelly’s Towing (Alvin Oates), Sonic Drive-In of Princeton, Tom Toler, Trice Hughes Inc, The Trooper Campaign Inc, Wal-Mart of Princeton (Allen Dixon Store Manager), and others who wish to remain anonymous.
Post 2 personnel and their families participating in the event were: Captain Brent White and his family, Lt. Jason Newby and his family, Sgt. Jeff Ayres, Sgt. Tim Sales, Tpr. Rob Austin, Tpr. Daniel Holland, Tfc. Darron Holliman, Det. Lonnie Kavanaugh, Tpr. Jon McGehee, Tpr. Stu Recke, Det. Scott Smith, Tpr. Jonathon Ward, Tpr. Sean Wint, Tpr. Bob Winters, Telecommunicator Chris Rogers and KSP CPA Alumnus Mae Cobb.
Information provided by
Trooper S. C. Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 2 – Madisonville