DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(112119)-ODESSA PD COFFEE WITH A COP NOVEMBER AT STARBUCKS

ODESSA, TEXAS/NOVEMBER 21, 2019-THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT HELD IT’S MONTH COFFEE WITH A COP AT STARBUCKS ON 42ND STREET AND GRANDVIEW. THE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF WENT ALL OUT IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCENTMENT WITH COFFEE, SWEETS AND PASTERIES AND OTHER GOODIES. (STEPHANIE HAYES, STORE MANAGER-STARBUCKS, 2016 EAST 42ND STREET, ODESSA. TEXAS “WE DECIDED TO DO COFFEE WITH A COP IN OUR CORPORATE STORE, BECAUSE WE HADN’T DONE IT YET, AND WE THOUGHT IT WOULD SO EXCITING TO ENVOLVE LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY AND NOT ONLY WITH THE COMMUNITY, BUT WITH THIS LOCATION AND ALL OF STARBUCKS.” OFFICERS WITH THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT WORKED THE STARBUCKS DRIVE-THRU WINDOW TAKING ORDERS AND SERVING CUSTOMERS. (CPL. STEVE LESUEUR, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER-ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT) “WE’VE ACTUALLY TAKEN, TAKEN TURNS SERVING CUSTOMERS THIS MORNING. SO, IT’S NOT JUST, WE’RE NOT JUST INTERACTING WITH THE PUBLIC, WE’RE ALSO SERVING AS WELL.” THE U.S BORDER PATROL PARTICIPATED WITH THE COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT AND HAD A FUN TIME HELPING MAKE THE VARIOUS COFFEE DRINKS. (MACIAS BUENTELLO, U.S. BORDER PATROL-BIG BEND SECTOR) “WE DO A LOT OF BORDER ENFORCEMENT-SECURITY. HOWEVER, WE ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY. THAT’S PARAMOUNT FOR US. AH, WE, AH, WE WORK WITH OUR COMMUNITY, OUR MEMBER, OUR LEADERS, AND OUR MAIN PRIORITY IS TO ENSURE THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY KNOW WHO WE DO, AND WHAT WE DO, AND WHAT, WE’RE HERE TO SUPPORT.” BORDER AGENT MACIAS BUENTELLO HAS BEEN WITH THE U.S. BORDER PATROL FOR 31 AND A HALF YEARS AND IS PLANNING HIS RETIREMENT. (MACIAS BUENTELLO, U.S. BORDER PATROL) “IT’S BEEN A GREAT CAREER. STARTED IN THE DEL RIO SECTOR. DID NEARLY 15 YEARS THERE. PROMOTED THROUGH THE RANKS. BECAME FIRST LINE SUPERVISOR. HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO HEADQUARTERS. IT WAS A GREAT CAREER. I DID ALMOST 3 AND A HALF YEARS AT HEADQUARTERS. PREPARED MYSELF FOR LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AND THE I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME BACK TO THE LAREDO SECTOR. I DID ANOTHER 2 AND A HALF YEARS THERE, AND PROMOTED TO THE EL PASO SECTOR, AND ENDED UP IN LAWRENCEBURG, NEW MEXICO OF ALL AREAS, WHICH IS A VERY REMOTE AND ISOLATED AREA, AND THEN FROM THERE, EVENTIALLY PROMOTED, MY LAST PROMOTION ENDED HERE AT THE BIG BEN SECTOR, WHERE IT’S BEEN MY LAST FOUR YEARS BEEN INCREDIBLE.” THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT’S COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT IS BECOMING A “MUST ATTEND” EVENT. GROWING IN POPULARITY WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSES. (CPL. STEVE LESUEUR, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER-ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT) “STOP BY AND BRING YOUR KIDS BEFORE, YOU KNOW, TAKE THEM TO SCHOOL, BEFORE YOU GO TO WORK STOP BY IF YOU HAVE AND QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY ISSUES YOU MAY CURRENTLY EXPERINCING, AND IT’S A GREAT TIME TO ADDRES THOSE WITH US. JUST COME OUT AND HANG OUT WITH US.” TAG: STARBUCKS MANAGEMENT IS PLANNING COFFEE WITH A COP IN JANUARY OF 2020 TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEARV AT THE STARUCKS LOCATED AT 42ND AND JBS PARKWAY. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera