Marietta police hosts annual Shop with a Cop event

The Marietta Police Department is feeling the Christmas spirit.

The department selected nearly 50 children, kindergarten through fifth grade, for its annual Shop with a Cop event.

The officers met the kids at the Target on Cobb Parkway Tuesday morning.

Santa and the Marietta High School Choir also joined in on the fun.

Organizers said thanks to some generous donations, the event has more than doubled in size this year.