Carbondale officer Brandyn Rupp pushes 6-year-old Maxi Pacheco around on the cart while he picks out gifts for his family during the annual Shop With a Cop on Saturday afternoon. The Carbondale Police Department helped five families this year and received donations from Alpine Bank, Umbrella Roofing and Holy Cross, as well as an anonymous shopper who donated an extra $20 at the store. Each family was about to spend up to $220 on gifts. Afterwards the officers and families had lunch at McDonalds together, paid for by the Carbondale Police Department. The Glenwood Springs Police Department is also participating in the annual event.
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