It’s usually a really bad sign when a police car pulls up and two cops jump out and head towards you.
KARE 11 viewer Michelle Keenan thought that was the case Monday night when a Plymouth squad car pulled up to her apartment complex, two officers got out and began walking towards her son and his friends who were playing football on the lawn.
Her heart started racing as she watched from the balcony. “What’d they do?”, Keenan thought to herself.
“It’s a good feeling to know that we live in a community where police officers are willing to do this and be there for us.”
— Michelle Keenan
She was about to run down and investigate when she saw Officers Matt Kaley and Mike Passig each join one of the teams and start playing. Keenan says the game lasted for 20 to 25 minutes, and her son later told her it was the coolest thing ever.
“Just a friendly game of football, and the kids loved it.”
— Officer Matt Kaley
“It’s a good feeling to know that we live in a community where police officers are willing to do this and be there for us,” said Keenan, who thought the story was a good one in light of the negative attention police have received lately. As a parent, she tells KARE 11 that she appreciates what the officers did, building trust with the kids and creating a memory they will always remember. Read the rest of this entry »