Unless you live under a rock with the target corporate goofs you must have heard about how target told Sheriff Staly they would no longer participate in the “Shop With A Cop” program. This activity is funded by the Sheriff’s Office and like minded citizens…no cost to target. In fact the kids spend about $16,000.
The Sheriff was notified by target upper management that they wern’t going to play nice this year. OK, not the smartest thing to do, but OK.
The Sheriff wrote a BEAUTIFUL missive to target’s chairman stating the dismay of everyone due to the company’s lack of interest and support of this exceptional program. He also went directly to Wal-Mart who welcomed the opportunity to participate.
The event went off with kids being picked up in police cruisers and taken to Wal-Mart with the lights flashing and the siren blaring. The caravan went right past the target store. The kids had a great time and shopped for gifts that they probably wouldn’t get.
As a side note, the kids often shopped for their parents and siblings. Great job target on one of the worlds worst public relations blunders…ever!
BUCKLE UP, WEAR YOUR VEST, TURN ON YOUR CAMERA, STAY SAFE and deadly if you must.