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Sharing coffee with the cops

Becky Vargo • Oct 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM

SPRING LAKE — The conversation stayed on the light side during a Coffee With Cops event Wednesday morning at the Idle Hour Restaurant in Spring Lake.

“It’s mostly a chance for the community to get to know their police officers,” said Sgt. Jason Kik, who is in charge of the Spring Lake branch of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Steve Kempker and Detective Ann Koster attended the hour-long event, along with Kik and three deputies: Scott Ippel, Keith Schrumpler and Wade Vanbragt.

Similar events were held in Allendale, Holland and Hudsonville on Wednesday morning.

“I think it’s a good idea,” said local attorney James Marek, as he looked over paperwork before heading to court.

Markek noted that it was good for people to meet police in a non-confrontational setting.

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