Tuesday was a scorching hot day, but some Nashvillians got a chance to cool off thanks to police officers handing out free ice cream.
Donations from Thrivent Financial enabled officers to travel around the North Precinct to give away frozen treats. They were joined on their mission by representatives from Thrivent.
The ice cream team covered ground from Joelton to North Nashville in what was called Operation Pol-ice Cream, according to WKRN News 2. Officers went door to door in search of kids and adults and found many takers for their offer.
“This is a way to get to know an officer and remember that we’re here to serve,” Commander Terrence Graces told WKRN.
Greg Bancroft, community engagement leader with Thrivent, said Thrivent had approached the Metro Nashville Police Department some time ago to see if there was anything they could do to help the force. The department suggested something for kids, such as an ice cream social.
“I said, oh, we can help with that,” Bancroft recalled.