Chapel Hill Police Sgt. Bryan Walker was on Franklin Street Thursday night, but he wasn’t celebrating. He was keeping an eye on you.
And at 8 a.m. Friday morning, while most people were in bed recovering from the UNC men’s basketball victory over Duke University, Walker and about 10 other officers from the Chapel Hill Police Department gathered with interested Chapel Hill residents to chat over a cup of coffee.
The event, held at Market Street Coffeehouse on South Elliott Road, was the first Coffee with a Cop event in Chapel Hill and is part of a national movement to break down barriers between citizens and police.
Many of the officers at Friday’s event had been working until 2 a.m. the previous night to keep the town safe during post-game festivities.
While there were as many as five fan-fueled bonfires started on Franklin Street after the big win, no related arrests were made.