See What Kind Of Game These Cops Brought To Some Gainesville Teens

When officer Bobby White played a street basketball game with some kids, he promised he’d come back with “backup.” What the kids and Officer White himself did not know was that the backup would be former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. On seeing the viral video of officer White playing ball with the kids, Shaq offered to play the rematch. And the Gainesville Police Department was too glad to take up the offer. So, Shaq came to the neighborhood, played a few games with the kids and gave out prizes in a shooting competition. At the end he left the kids with this message – “Respect your peers, listen to your parents and be focused at school.”

With programs such as this, the Gainesville Police Department hopes to build a better relationship with the local community. In a similar community outreach initiative, watch Denver officers give out pizza to law-abiding citizens.

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