Dozens turnout for Coffee with a Cop at Our Daily Bread

By Joseph Sharpe,
Original article HERE

Dozens of people turning out to get a chance to talk with local law enforcement.

Coffee with a Cop was held at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen and the turnout was more than they anticipated. Residents took time to share their concerns about what is happening in their neighborhoods. Anything from traffic to the amount of officers out on patrol were on the list. Those attending say they were thankful officers cared enough to sit down with them and that as citizens they also have a responsibility to talk with the officers.

“We talked about the traffic up and down North Main Street, about some of them patrolling the neighborhoods, you know, and trying to do their best to protect the people in my neighborhood,” said Scott Golden.

“Come and mingle with the people and let them talk to you, and see what’s going on in the neighborhoods and in this town. Of course I’ll tell you there’s so many things going on that the cops don’t even know about and so if you see something, we want to tell you to please say something,” commented Vernice Koger.

Officers say they also enjoy getting the chance to meet one on one with residents in a non-stressful situation.