VIDEO: Rockets’ Red Glare

One of the things that cops wish more people understood is that they’re more than just police officers.

They’re also mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers.

Cops do tough and dangerous work, but many of them also paint, write poetry, dance, and all kinds of other creative stuff.

Sometimes, it’s hard to see past the uniform to consider and appreciate police officers as human beings.

But every once in a while you get to see a cop in uniform doing something totally unrelated to police work.

When the singer who was supposed to perform the National Anthem at the college basketball game between West Virginia University and the University of Kansas got held up, a young cop stepped in to save the day.

Well done, Officer Carlton Smith.

(If this doesn’t give you chills you should probably see a doctor.)


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