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McDonald’s honors IMPD deputy chief, a former worker at the restaurant

McDonald’s honors Indianapolis deputy police chief, a former worker at the restaurant

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A west side McDonald’s on Monday honored a former employee who is now a deputy chief with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

McDonald’s said in a release Friday that 1 in 8 Americans have something in common: The experience of working at a McDonald’s restaurant.

IMPD Deputy Chief Tanya Terry is part of the “1 in 8” — before her time in law enforcement, Terry worked as a crew member at her local McDonald’s.

James Poore, owner and operator of an Indianapolis McDonald’s, says they chose to honor her because of her leadership in the community. “She has been doing great things since she left McDonald’s. We want to honor her and thank her for what she contributed to make us a great system today,” Poore said.

The restaurant says that employees can learn skills “like time management, customer service, communication, and adaptability” through working at McDonald’s, and Terry is proof that the skills are transferable.

Poore said, “(Terry’s) got the leadership skills and that was pretty obvious. She is a great communicator. She learns the value and knows the value of discipline, systems, and routines.”

The Coffee with a Cop event honoring Terry was Monday morning at the McDonald’s at 3828 W. Morris St.