Some Good Publicity
- It’s not something people regularly see, which perhaps explains why a photo of three Chicago Police officers playing football with a few kids on a vacant lot in North Lawndale has gone viral on social media.
Four young Chicago cops were on foot patrol April 14 in the North Lawndale neighborhood when they came across a group of kids playing in a grassy lot at Roosevelt and Albany.
“Some kids were tossing a ball around, and they asked if we wanted to play with them,” said officer Pete Kalenik, 30. “So we just got out there and tossed the ball around.”
A couple of photos at the link - we're assuming these are the Foot Patrols in North Lawndale. Even our cynical old asses remember what it was like when we first arrived on the job. It gets harder and harder to hold on to that idealism and realistically, we look forward to the sunset of the career in the not too distant future. But it's good to see this, even now.
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