Redwood Falls Police Officer Tony Evans, right, was one of the area officers who met with area residents at the local McDonalds on Tuesday morning as part of the “Coffee with a Cop” event.

This Wednesday morning saw something new in Redwood Falls: the first “Coffee with a Cop” event, held in the Redwood Falls McDonald’s.

The idea was simple. A few police officers headed over to the restaurant from 8 – 10 a.m., and just sort of hung out to visit with the community.

KLGR’s Joshua Dixon visited with Theresa Kerkhoff, General Manager of the Redwood Falls McDonald’s, on Wednesday morning, and she explained where the idea came from:

Steve Schroeder, Assistant Police Chief in Redwood Falls, was one of the officers at Wednesday’s event. KLGR spoke with him in between chats with area residents:

If you’d like to see more Coffee with a Cop events, show your support with a call-out to the staff of the police department or McDonald’s.