A local Evansville woman with Down syndrome visited EPD at Donut Bank yesterday and had a special surprise for the officers. A hand written letter thanking them for all of the work they do.
“Marcie has written a letter to the police department that she wants to share with us," said Phil Smith, EPD officer. "She hasn’t seen us in over a year.”
Marcie Hall and her mom have been visiting with local law enforcement every month for more than four years thanks to the coffee with a cop program, but those visits haven’t happened for over a year now due to COVID-19.
And after a 16 long months of waiting to see her friends in blue, Marcie greeted the officers with a hand written letter at Tuesday’s Coffee with a Cop.
" My heart and our hearts are special and beautiful," said Hall. "I love all cops. They are special and the sweetest heroes in the city of Evansville.”
Marcie says Evansville cops are her heroes, and she wanted to make sure they knew that she still loved them, even though she hadn’t seen them in a while.
“I love all the cops," said Hall. "I touched their hearts with love and support, and I love to be with them. I miss them from COVID-19.”
And Marcie brought a tear to many officers inside of Donut Bank once they saw her face and read her letter.
“It was my first time meeting Marcie," said Taylor Merris. EPD officer. "Every other police officer knew her, so it was a pleasure. She greeted me with a hug, and she loves police officers, and she’s thankful for us, and anytime we hear that, it’s just amazing, and it makes me feel good and all of us police officers feel good.”
And marcie had a special message for all the cops in Evansville that serve and protect our community.
“Be happy and catch the criminals off the streets, and be safe and save our community," said Hall.
The next Coffee with a Cop event is Tuesday, July 20 at Chick-fil-A, and you can be sure that Marcie will be in attendance.