Runnin’ with Rani: Shop With a Cop back on track

  • Franz Weber shopping for infant supplies at a local store. (Franz Weber/Courtesy Photo)

  • In this 2019 file photo, community volunteer extraordinaire, Franz Weber, helps out at last year's JBBR running event. Through his non-profit, Paying It Forward West Hawaii, Weber continues the cycle of giving by helping to facilitate donations for this year's Shop With a Cop. (Makena Becker/Hawaii Sport Events)

For the last 21 years, the annual Shop With a Cop Program on the Big Island has been the Christmas community event 50 at-risk youth on the Big Island look forward to — being teamed up with officers from the Hawaii Police Department for an unforgettable holiday shopping spree at Target.