Police officers from the Fairfax County Police Department McLean District Station visited with the community outside on the patio at Greenberry’s Coffee Company in McLean on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 4, for “Coffee with A Cop” day.
Photo by Fallon Forbush.
The first Wednesday in October has been deemed National “Coffee with A Cop” Day and police officers in the county took time to brew up conversations in their communities — one cup of coffee at a time.
The Fairfax County Police Department’s Sully, Mount Vernon, McLean, Mason, Reston, Franconia, West Springfield and Fair Oaks district stations participated at various Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s locations.
The national observance of visiting coffee shops wasn’t out of the ordinary for the McLean officers at the only local coffee spot participating in the national event at Greenberry’s Coffee Company in McLean.
“This is our coffee hang out,” McLean District Station Commander Capt. John Trace said. “We’re always out here supporting our community and to get some coffee.”
Trace and McLean District Station Crime Prevention Officer Master Police Officer Patrick Lucas preferred to call the gathering by a nickname of finer accuracy for what people were drinking: “Latte with the Law.”