Photo: Shopping with a hero

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Austin Police Officer Kim Deutsch helps Branden Mikkelson, 6, with some Christmas shopping Tuesday evening at Wal-Mart. Mikkelson and 19 other kids took part in the Shop with a Hero program that teamed kids up with members of the Austin Police Department, Austin Fire Department, and Gold Cross Ambulance. Each kid was given a $50 gift card with money taken from a $1,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation. - Eric Johnson/

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