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Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11:31 am

Catlyin Coynes and Teagan O’Keefe are two cousins who have grown up in and around the law enforcement community. Together with their grandfather, P.D. O’Keefe, they came up with the idea of how they could recognize the local law enforcement members of the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Department. The idea they came up with was to cook and serve them lunch.

Grilled hotdogs and bratwurst smothered with green peppers and onions with all the sides and homemade brownies for dessert had officers standing in line for the friendly gesture.

P.D. is a retired police officer from Fairfax County Police Department and his son, who is Keegan’s father, is currently a police officer in Arlington.

O’Keefe said he and his granddaughters are a police family and just wanted to show their support to the Sheriff’s Department.

“We just wanted to thank them because they deserve it,” O’Keefe said. “It’s our way of demonstrating our support. They put their lives on the line every day to serve and protect the community and we just wanted to do a little lunch for them. Who doesn’t like hotdogs and bratwurst,” O’Keefe said.

For the full article, and more news about police appreciation, pick up the latest Westmoreland News 1/9/19

Teagan O’Keefe 8, and Catlyin Coynes 10, prepared lunch for Deputy Lee

of the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Department. 


This article is originally from the 8/1/18 edition of the Northumberland Echo