Homers for Holidays knocks it out of the park

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MILAN, Tenn. — First responders, city workers, and educators all gathered around the diamond to swing it out in this year’s Slugfest to help raise money for the Milan Police Department’s Shop with a Cop. The Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, Milan Police Department, Milan Fire Department, and Milan Street Department combined with some teachers from Milan to form a fourth team in the annual Slugfest. “It started out a few years ago as a fundraiser for the YMCA and they chose not to do it this year so we decided to throw something together at the last minute,” Milan Police Chief Bobby Sellers said. “All the money raised goes to the Shop with a Cop program which is a program we started here in Milan back several years ago when I worked for Milan we get with the underprivileged kids in Milan and GIbson County they spend an evening with a police officer,” Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas said. Chief Sellers said the program is humbling and loves being a good influence on the generations to come. “It lets those children see a police officer in uniform taking them and letting them shop and building those relationships with the kids for when they grow up they will remember what the police did for them,” Chief Sellers said. The Milan Police Department took the tournament home and the Slugfest raised almost $400 for the Shop with a Cop program.

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