Shopping patrol
by TP staff
Dec 04, 2010 | 2101 views | 3 3 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tracy Police Capt. John Espinoza helps Ismael Barrios pick out a toy during his turn at the Shop with a Cop Saturday morning at Walmart.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Tracy police officer swapped patrol cars for shopping carts as they cruised the aisles of Walmart shopping with second grade students at the 6th annual Shop with a Cop Saturday morning.

Teachers selected 46 second grade Tracy Unified School District students for the program where Tracy Police officers take the children on a shopping trip through the store. Walmart provided $50 gift cards for the shopping.

Children had a picture with Santa, received a bag of candy and had ended the shopping with a breakfast provided by the McDonald’s restaurant inside Walmart. Tracy Police had 15 officers take turns leading the children through the store where they could purchase anything from toys to shoes. Along with the officer police volunteers and cadets helped run the event.

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tommybahama
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December 07, 2010
Well that's an interesting comment not-here. Actually I was there that day and I didn't see her at all.

I do know that, whether or not, I or Chief Thesson was informed is not the issue at hand. The issue at hand is that she obviously "wasn't" at the shop with a cop event, which sends a pretty clear message about her level of commitment to helping the under priviledged in Tracy.

I have observed Captain Espinoza at several community events and he seems to care greatly about those he serves in Tracy. I have yet to see Chief Thesson at an event so, either she doesn't care about being seen in Tracy or she's to busy with personal business to make time for the community. Either way that sends a pretty clear message to me about her, the person who hired her and both of their commitment to Tracy.

If you have proof that she was there then I suggest you present it, but I doubt you do because as I mentioned, I "was" there which means you must be the one who is uninformed or an improperly informed puppet involved in something that you shouldn't be.

In short, Chief Thesson has little integrity, no sense of community and very little concern for the citizens of Tracy. For that she should take Toto go back to Kansas, or where ever she's from.
not-here
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December 05, 2010
Mr. Bahama,

You were informed the chief wasn't informed or your guessing or your just another uninformed or improperly informed puppet involved in something that you shouldn't be?
tommybahama
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December 05, 2010
What a fantastic cause. Congratulations to the TPD for stepping up and making Christmas special for the 46 second graders.

I'm happy to see Captain Espinoza is involved, he's a good representative for the TPD. I can also say that it doesn't surprise me that Chief Thesson isn't involved. She's probably at the city managers house asking him for advice on whether or not she should participate.


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