It was a pleasure getting to know Officer Justin Wallace from the Albany Police Department at our 3rd annual Shop with a Cop.  Justin shared with us why he felt so compelled to make it an extra special Christmas for one Albany family he sees every day on his beat.

Cops face the tough challenge of the job every single day, but it's nice to know they're sensitive to the plights of the people and the challenges they face as well.

Christmas time is all about giving, and that is why we do Shop with A Cop. It's about giving some underprivileged kids a great Christmas and giving them a chance to get to know their local police officers and the great work they do in their communities.

Because of your generosity with your donations this year, we were able send 8 local families shopping at Crossgates Mall today from all over the Capital Region. All of our families had a great day, and because of you these great kids left with smiles on their faces. It was great to see so many of our local men and women in blue in attendance to go shopping with the families from all over Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties.