Cops and Ice Cream Cones bring Community, Police together  

Elgin-based McDonald’s holds family-friendly ‘Cone with a Cop’ event

ELGIN | In view of warmer temperatures, what better way to get to know the Elgin Police Department than over a frozen treat.

The Cone with a Cop event, hosted by Elgin McDonald’s, on Monday, August 20, at 1480 Larkin Avenue and 1165 N. McLean Avenue, which aimed to bring the community together did just that by serving up more than 100 ice cream cones to customers.

David Bear, owner-operator, of the Elgin-based McDonald’s franchise, said that taking part in such community-building events help to bridge relationships between residents and the local police force.  Bear says events like these are a great opportunity for residents to come up and ask questions.

Chief Ana Lalley, and Sergeant Eric Echevarria, both of Elgin Police Department, attended the event to personally meet and greet those in attendance.

“We are proud of the role we have maintained in Elgin since 1967, and we are happy to see the community and the local police department enjoying cones and conversation together.  It’s just how summer should be.”  Bear said.

“We are grateful to Chief Lalley and Sergeant Echevarria, who contributed to the coordination of the Cone with A Cop event, and to all the officers who came to the event, helped serve vanilla cones, took pictures with the community members, and met many great members of the community. “

This event was hosted by the Bear Family Restaurants and McDonald’s Owner/Operator, David Bear. Like us on Facebook and visit our Website .


For more information about events provided by the Elgin McDonald’s, please contact Community Relations Director, Julie Travers at