Operation TOYS rides again

Law enforcement officers take time to make sure kids have a merry Christmas

Jordan White, right, checks to make sure he has everything he came for as Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Bruce Reinkemeyer and his daughter, Sara Beth, escort Jordan on his shopping adventure during the annual Operation TOYS (Take Our Youth Shopping) at Walmart East in Jefferson City on Saturday morning.

Jordan White, right, checks to make sure he has everything he came for as Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Bruce Reinkemeyer and his daughter, Sara Beth, escort Jordan on his shopping adventure during the annual Operation TOYS (Take Our Youth Shopping) at Walmart East in Jefferson City on Saturday morning. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Saturday morning marked this year's opportunity for Jefferson City youngsters who may not otherwise have a chance to have a Christmas to go shopping as Operation TOYS (Take Our Youth Shopping) took place.

For more than 20 years, this program has been done with members of law enforcement departments from Jefferson City, Cole County and state agencies taking part.

The kids met the officers at the Jefferson City Police Department and then, riding in various patrol vehicles with sirens blaring and lights flashing, they drove to the east Walmart.

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