It's a positively jax event that had 100 children smiling. Today, members of the Fraternal Order of Police took these lucky kids on a Christmas shopping spree. This was the event's 11th year. And as Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem explains, not just ANY child is chosen for this holiday excursion. 3 08-1527-3439-4352-56120-123NAT 56:02 Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! Steve Amos, FOP President 41:46 They have a blast the officers have more fun than the kids do actually The Fraternal Order of Police teamed about 100 deserving children with law enforcement officers for a day of holiday shopping at Wal-Mart.The kids were selected after writing a 250 word essay...FOP members say the event not only blesses children with gifts but helps kids become more comfortable around police officers.Steve Amos, FOP President 41:10 Get to kids early while they're young make good positive contact with them they know what police officers are all about and aren't scared of us we can reach them and maybe cut them off from bad influences in the future.Kimmy Williams, Shopper 42:33 What was it like to be able to shop with a police officer? First I thought it was going to be scary then I realized he was nice At Wal-Mart, kids were paired with an officer, to roam the aisles and pick out whatever toy they wanted, as long as it stayed under the $100 limit. Deshalia Marshall, Shopper 49:20 I picked out some things for my sister and a robe for my mom and a few other things for me 37:28 It's a video for the wii you put toys on this and it shows up on the video game Children not only got to take home gifts but they had the chance to tell Santa what they wanted under the tree Christmas morning...Santa 56:42 A car and truck for your brother? You know it's really good you think about your brother also- ok? Alright- Merry Christmas baby! Parents were grateful for the experience.Emily Mitchell, Parent 38:13 This means everything this makes the difference between really having Christmas for my children.The program is funded through the FOP's annual fundraising drive and works to reinforce positive interaction between children and officers. AM C4 TLS.