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Police Officer Pulls Over To Play Football With Solitary Boy, Video Goes Viral

Dash cam video of Sgt. Ariel Soltura stopping to play football with a boy who was all by himself is drawing national attention as a example of true community policing.

 

Dash cam video of Sgt. Ariel Soltura stopping to play football with a boy who was all by himself is drawing national attention as a example of true community policing.

"While a 2 minute game of football might not mean anything, to some it could mean everything!" the Rosenberg (Texas) Police Department posted on Facebook.

Soltura said he was clearing the scene of a traffic stop in the area when he saw the boy waving to him.

"I noticed at that time he was actually playing a game in his mind, but it was by himself," Sgt. Soltura told FOX 26 Houston. "Our philosophy in our department is if we see a kid kicking a can down the road, we go and replace it with a ball."

"It's really uplifting to read all the comments and just to know that I was able to make an impact on the boy's life," Soltura said.

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