If you were looking for a policeman Tuesday morning, you better have been on the second floor of Sacred Heart Hospital, because all the brass and most of the shift were there. It was another one of their Coffee with a Cop sessions. Besides hospital personnel, there were only a few community members present. I confronted Chief Morris about what appeared to me to be a wasted use of manpower. To his credit, Morris didn't take offense at my blunt assessment, and actually even explained the reasoning. Police take many of the injured and distressed to that hospital, and this session allowed the hospital workers and police to meet personally, under much less stressful circumstances.
The next Cop and Coffee will take place at the Sunrise Diner on S. 4th Street. Even I concur that spot will be a good location for community outreach.