When Greenfield police officers pull up to Best Buy or Target, it's more often than not because of people trying to pull stunts like these guys or this mom. (Think retail theft attempts gone bad).
But on Friday, officers were out at three major chain stores for much different reasons. They spent time at various Greenfield businesses serving coffee and hot cocoa, candy canes and cookies to Black Friday shoppers waiting in line.
According to Chief Brad Wentlandt, officers would normally be assigned to these locations to monitor the lines and crowds, but the event allows the officers to interact with shoppers in a positive way and spread some holiday cheer. Heck, the department's spiffy Subaru even made an appearance.
Officer Steve Turnacliff and Community Service Officer Nick Meyer were at Best Buy and h.h.Gregg on South 76th Street beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, and Officer Lisa Dziedzic and Community Service Officer Kou Vang were at Target on South 27th Street.
The officers served more than 25 gallons of coffee and hot cocoa!
To see more photos of the Black Friday experience, check out the Greenfield Police Department's Facebook page!
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