Elgin Based Bear Family McDonald’s hosts the Elgin Police in ‘Cocoa With A Cop’ event

Elgin | What better way to warm up on a chilly afternoon than by having The Elgin Police Officers serve complimentary McCafe Hot Chocolate.

The Cocoa With A Cop event, hosted by the Elgin McDonald’s located on Larkin Ave., on Tuesday, January 8, which aimed to bring the community together did just that by serving the customers more than 50 Hot Chocolates during this one-hour event.

David Bear, Owner-Operator, of the Elgin-based McDonald’s franchise, is honored to take part in these great community-building events that help to bridge relationships between residents and the local police force. These events are an excellent opportunity for the residents to come out and get to know the officers that serve their community and get to know them on a more personal level. Officer Snow went table to table and personally talked to all the kids and showed them his flashlight, special camera, and handcuffs. He talked to them about who to go to if they need an adult.

Commander Trost, Lieutenant Ciganek, Officer Snow, Sergeant Demierre, Officer Farrell, State Trooper Raiser, Officer Rustay, Officer Engelke and Intern Molly McGovern were all in attendance for this Cocoa With A Cop event, they were able to personally to meet and greet those in attendance, make hot chocolate to warm up those chilly hands and take photos with the community, what better way to kick off the week.

“The Bear Family is proud of the role we have maintained in Elgin, and we are happy to see the community and the local Police Department enjoying pleasant conversation together over hot chocolate. This is how life should be, simple and fun.” Bear said.

“We are grateful to Sergeant Ricky Demierre, who contributed to the coordination of the Cocoa with A Cop event,” Bear said.

Sergeant Ricky Demierre made a beautiful “M” on all the hot chocolates he served. He said, “This is one of our favorite events.”

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 Manager, Melissa Thorsen at melissa@bearcomgmt.com.