Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Vice President Biden Delivers Coffee & Donuts To Alexandria Police Department

Veep shows support for law enforcement after officer is shot during routine traffic stop...
Vice President Joe Biden made an unscheduled stop on Wednesday morning at the Alexandria, Virginia Police Department to deliver some treats and show support for personnel after officer Peter Laboy was shot last month.  Armed with boxes of Dunkin' Donuts and coffee, the Veep met with Laboy's unit and other personnel to express his condolences and best wishes, according to the Department's Facebook page.  

Laboy, 45, a longtime vet of the department, was shot in the head during a routine traffic stop on Feb. 27 and is still recovering from his grave injury.  APD Chief Earl Cook and Mayor William Euille and other city officials were on hand for Biden's visit.

"Vice President Biden also met with the Police and City personnel who were on scene and involved the day Officer Laboy was shot," the Department wrote on Facebook.  (Above, Biden chats with Chief Cook, in white, and members of APD's Motor Unit)

"He thanked them for a job well done and their service to the community."

The Vice President signed a hand-made get-well poster for Laboy as shook plenty of hands and posed for photos.   

There was more law enforcement action after the visit:  The Vice President and Attorney General Eric Holder delivered remarks at the Montgomery County Executive Office Building in Rockville, Maryland, "to highlight the urgent need to reduce domestic violence homicides," the White House said. (Above: Biden with members of APD's Motor Unit and the poster)

In the afternoon, the Vice President was scheduled to attend President Obama's meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry in the Oval Office, and a second meeting with Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew.

*Photos courtesy of Alexandria Police Department