Ohio Police Called on Kids Playing Football, Cops Respond by Joining Game


A pair of Ohio policemen had the perfect response after they were called in to stop some kids from playing football in the street: They joined in.

And the incident runs completely counter to the narrative many on the left are pushing that police officers are mean and racist.

Wendy Brown told WJW-TV that the children were “just playing” when several uniformed officers arrived on the scene last weekend.

“We encourage them to go outside and just be kids, so they were just playing football out in the street like they do any other time,” she explained.

“I don’t know the cop’s name, but he came to me and said, ‘I don’t know who would do it, but someone called police on the kids, they said they were playing in the street so we came by.’ And he said, ‘We used to play in the street as kids,’” Brown recounted.

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And they decided to do it as adults too. Brown captured the moment on her cellphone:

One of the boys, looking to be maybe 12 or 13, threw an impressive pass down the street as the officers ran out to try to snag it, with one guarding the other.

Another encouraging example of police joining in the community they serve happened in Lincoln, Nebraska, earlier this month.

Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemiester and other officers participated in a “Hold Cops Accountable” event with local African-American leaders, KOLN-TV reported.

After police and community leaders signed an agreement addressing police accountability, they knelt for a moment of silence, and then the police joined in the “Cupid Shuffle” line dance.

“It was a medicine that not just our city needs but our world needs that right now,” Arron Davis, a former University of Nebraska football player who was on hand for the event, told KETV.

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Davis does not condone the vandalism that took place following the death of George Floyd.

But he thinks change is in the air regarding police and their relationship with their communities.

“People have finally said, this must change and I am going to do action to prove it,” Davis said.

Police of course play a vital role in our society.

We really can’t do life without them.

We know most police officers are good people who simply want to serve the public and make a positive difference in the towns and cities they watch over.

Here’s hoping that bridges can be built that will result in the bonds between police officers and communities growing stronger.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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