PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — The Pekin Police Department received a surprise from one local restaurant Wednesday, March 3.
The department received 37 lunch meals from Maquet’s Rail House. The owner, Dustin Maquet, said he decided to make the donation after an order mix-up left them with extra meals.
“So, we had like 37 different lunches packed and ready. Instead of pitching all the food, I text Chief Dossey and asked if he would like to take all of them. He said sure, so I loaded up and dropped it off,” Maquet stated.
Peoria Police thanked Maquet’s Rail House on Facebook.
Pekin Police Chief John Dossey said they always appreciate any community support they receive.
“In this particular case the mere fact we were thought of in the predicament they found themselves in makes us very grateful, In particular during times when we find ourselves working to improve our community relations,” Dossey said.
Chief Dossey also confirmed that officers enjoyed the meals.