▶️ Redmond PD responds to call; ends up in pickup hoops game that goes viral

They could use some work on their handles and jumpers, but some Redmond Police officers turned a weekend call into a friendly game of pickup hoops.

“Saturday night, we received a call of a large group of people at a local school,” said Redmond Police Sgt. Ryan Fraker. “There was no report of a crime, but the caller was just concerned and wanted police to check on them. When police arrived, we saw a large group of juveniles playing basketball; and a few minutes later, we were involved in a pretty great game.”

That game was captured in a video that’s now been shared nearly 400 times on Facebook, with more than 23-thousand views.

ABC News shared it on its Instagram page, which has more than 2 million followers.


It’s welcomed exposure for the department.

“We want the public to see our officers and what we do, a lot of the times, behind the scenes and doesn’t get recognized,” Fraker said. “We love our community and we’re always looking for opportunities to interact in a positive light with them.”

Fraker encourages people to do more than wave at a passing officer.  Don’t be afraid to engage them in conversation – or even a little pickup basketball.

 

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