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    Officer stops to play football with lonely 10-year-old

    He runs in and out of frame continuoually until it shows that someone had tossed him a football.A few seconds later, the police officer enters the frame and reveals that he’s the one who threw the ball.“I got out, and I think the universal sign that everybody knows for throw me the football, I held my hands up in a triangle form,” Soltura said.“I wasn’t expecting that,” 10-year-old Jermaine Ford said. “I thought I was in trouble and did something wrong.”“Something snapped in his head where he’s like, ‘Hey this guy is here to play football with me,’” Soltura said.When the police department posted the video online, it drew a million hits within hours. People were drawn to the connection between a cop and a kid who never even knew each other’s names.They met again today for another catch.
    Police Officer Stops to Play Catch With Boy Playing Alone - ABC News

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    Good for him. Won't hear about these everyday stuff cops do in national headlines
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    I'm sure somebody's complaining he's wasting tax dollars when he should be catching criminals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I'm sure somebody's complaining he's wasting tax dollars when he should be catching criminals.

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    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I'm sure somebody's complaining he's wasting tax dollars when he should be catching criminals.

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    I agree.


    And I'd like to think that the officer's actions will have a lasting, positive impact on that child.




 

 

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