A yearly holiday tradition continued Sunday morning. Since 1980, the Harrison County Sheriff's Department has hosted Shop with a Deputy to bring together kids in the community and give them some gifts in the process.
Young children went around shopping with Deputies at the K-Mart on Emily Drive, buying items for family members and themselves with money that is provided through fundraising.
"It actually begins with the community because the communities donate to us so that we can make this happen. We've been doing this as an association since 1980. This is about our 33rd year doing this, and we usually spend between $20-22 thousand dollars a year," Sgt. Robert G. Waybright II told 5 News.
This event even brings some former deputies out of retirement so that they can spend a day bringing holiday cheer to the lucky kids who get to do some Christmas shopping.