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.