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Have a Conversation with Local Law Enforcement at Coffee with A Cop

Joyce Henderson, David Ybarra, and Rafael Suarez from LMUD attend Lakeway’s Coffee with A Cop at the local Whataburger. Photo courtesy Lakeway Police Department

Police officers are people. They have families, pets, and hobbies. Law enforcement is their job and the majority of them will tell you they chose their profession out of a desire to help keep the public safe. Coffee with A Cop is a nationwide program held annually in Lakeway, offering an opportunity for local residents to enjoy a cup of coffee with the officers that serve our community as part of the Lakeway Police Department. This year’s event was held on Wednesday, October 2 from 7:30am to 9:30am. As with previous years, it was hosted by Whataburger located at 2011 RM 620 S. in Lakeway, who generously provided not just coffee, but an ample supply of breakfast items from their menu.

“I’m just in awe by what our officers are willing to face on our behalf. You never know how someone will react when they are put in a compromising situation,” said Joyce Henderson, LMUD’s Office Supervisor. Loyd Smith, LMUD’s Finance/Administration Manager said, “I make the effort to attend every year. Any opportunity to thank these ladies and gentlemen is worth the time.”

Coffee with A Cop opens the door for interactions outside of crisis situations, bringing law enforcement officers and community members together. “We invite everyone to join us for Coffee with A Cop to ask questions, share concerns or just to say hello,” Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford said.

This event was held the morning after the National Night Out event with the same goal of strengthening our community by encouraging citizen engagement with their neighbors and the police. Our local officers attended more than three dozen neighborhood events this year, offering tips on crime prevention while being surrounded by much support and some great food!

Lakeway MUD supports our local law enforcement and thanks each one for their service to our community.