Chief's retirement discussed at 'Coffee with Cops' event

DALLAS - One day after Chief David Brown announced his retirement as Dallas Police Chief, officers helped serve up coffee and breakfast for an event Brown helped grow.

Several Dallas McDonald’s locations hosted “Coffee with Cops,” an opportunity for officers to greet customers and even prepare their order at the drive-thru. Such events are an example of the community policing effort that become a hallmark of Brown’s seven-year tenure.

“He began this program and wanted to be part of it in communities,” said David Floyd, the owner of the Grand Avenue McDonald’s. “Relationships are one of the most positive things to come out of it so I am a little sad to see chief Brown leave.”

Nearly a dozen police officers shook hands, chatted, and posed for pictures with customer standing in line to build the relationships Floyd mentioned. Those customers also expressed surprise upon hearing of Brown’s retirement especially in the wake of July’s deadly ambush that killed 5 officers.

“He did an excellent job during the events that took place in July,” said Antaryami Ewing. “I imagine it is going to be a loss to the police department. He seemed like he had a lot of support at the time.”

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