On Oct. 7, team members from locally-owned McDonald's restaurants came together in communities across the region to honor 49 police departments, including the Carbondale Police Department, with a surprise delivery.
Every October, local McDonald's restaurants across the nation invite law enforcement officers and community members together in their restaurants for Coffee with a Cop day. This year, social distancing measures and closed lobbies prevented the gathering, so in lieu of a traditional event, restaurants delivered a mix of coffee, breakfast or coupons straight to local law enforcement officers.
John Moreland and his daughter, Stephanie Bishop, own and operate a combined 14 McDonald's restaurants in the southern Illinois area. They partnered with other local McDonald's owner/operators, including Tina Short, to deliver to law enforcement agencies including Carbondale, Carterville and Marion.