Letters to the Editor

Thanks for ‘Coffee with a Cop’

A “thank you shout-out” to St. Clair County Sheriff Richard Watson for organizing “Coffee with a Cop” on Feb. 10. What a creative way to meet residents for an informal conversation.

Several of the sheriff’s department officers were on their own time and reported to work after the event. What impressed me the most was the officers asking the residents’ questions about their neighborhoods and their concerns.

This idea was a positive communication event showing how these professionals want to make St. Clair County safer. Thank you to Westfield and Carlyle McDonald’s for supporting this community event.

Lana Shepek, Belleville

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