“Shop With A Cop” Brings Smiles On Faces in Fayette County



FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY)—An annual tradition in Fayette County brought joy to children who may not be able to have a Christmas.


Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and Oak Hill Police Department teamed up and treated children to a holiday shopping spree as part of the “Shop With A Cop” Program.


Children were paired up with a cop who took them aisle to aisle to select toys, clothing and electronics to help put a smile on their faces.


Chief of Oak Hill Police Department, Michael Whisman Jr., shared his favorite part about the event.


“Every year there comes up either a family or a single child that tugs at your heart a little bit. You know lots of stories over the last 20 years from a lot of different officers but it’s a tremendous time for the officers,” said Whisman.


The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and Oak Hill Police Department love participating in this event every year and helping to put smiles on children faces to make their Christmas one to remember.

Daniella Hankey

Daniella Hankey joined Newswatch as a Reporter. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to southern West Virginia from Florida to further pursue her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. Daniella was born and raised in Orlando and is a proud Floridian. Her current interests include enjoying everything West Virginia has to offer, from outdoor adventures to the beautiful mountains and scenery. As a multi-trained journalist, Daniella is always prepared to cover the stories that matter to our viewers and help to keep her newly adopted community informed. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at

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