You may have seen the photo making the rounds of social media yesterday.

Mike DeVries, the new police chief in Downers Grove, taking over traffic control duties in downtown Downers. It’s not every day the leader of a police force is on the streets directing traffic, I thought, so I decided a little thank you was in order.

I picked up some fuzzy gloves for the next time he needs to direct traffic, some hand warmers in case he forgets the gloves, and some Dunkin’ gift cards to make sure he and his officers are fed and caffeinated.

Thanks to Chief DeVries for doing the small things and leading by example. Enjoy the coffee and stay warm!