Local News Shop with a Cop Photo Essay By Ronald Penh - 12/19/2019 0 360 Share Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Karter Warner, 9, poses for a selfie with Santa before Target opens up for these little shoppers. Photos with Santa were taken as famlies lined up outside Target. Happy Holidays! This event was sponsored by the Gardena Police Officer’s Association, Gardena Police Foundation, and Target. Jahaziah Johnson, 7, enthusiastically picks out a toy that she shows to her family. Ernesto Bernal points at a toy of his interest. Lt. Todd Fox, thankfully, is tall enough to grab it for him. Lt. Fox brings the toy to Bernal at eye-level. The young boy seems captivated, as he looks at the toy. The toy section at Target is packed with shoppers. Each selected child in need was given a gift card in which the shopper can buy anything they’d like. The gift cards were $75 per child and the event was sponsored by the Gardena Police Officer Association, Gardena Police Foundation, and Target. Sgt. Eric Hyde pushes Nathan Gomez, student at Denker Elementary, in their cart in search of an item. Yaotl Serrato, 7, poses with a toy that caught his interest. The paper antlers on his head reads, ‘Holiday Helper.’ Amy Sanchez, student at Chapman Elementary, takes a look at a little toy in her hand. Officer Victor Saldana assists the family as Sanchez continues her search for the perfect toy.