In Full Uniform, Officer Joins Basketball Game, Builds Community Spirit

In Full Uniform, Officer Joins Basketball Game, Builds Community Spirit


THE FRONT WINDOW. IF YOU RECOGNIZE THE CAR OR THINK YOU KNOW WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN DRIVING IT, PLEASE CALL THE DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. IT IS A VIDEO THAT HAS BEEN SEEN MORE THAN 10,000 TIMES ON SOCIAL MEDIA. AND AURORA COP IN FULL UNIFORM DRAINING BUCKETS DURING A PICKUP BASKETBALL GAME. THE SCORE IS SECONDARY FOR OFFICER KEVIN MANLEY. THIS IS ABOUT CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY. JEFF TODD WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE VIDEO, SO HE MET OFFICER MANLEY BACK IN THE COURT. THIS COULD BECOME A REGULAR THING. KELLY, WE FOUND THAT OFFICER MANLEY HAD JUST FINISHED UP RESPONDING TO A CALL. HE PULLED INTO THE PARK TO DO PAPERWORK WENT WHEN HE SAW THE LIGHTS ON THE COURT, HE DECIDED TO HAVE SOME FUN AND BREAK DOWN SOME BARRIERS. AROUND DUSK, THE GAMES REALLY GET GOING AT EXPO PARK. THIS WEEK, I KNOW PLAYER TOOK THE COURT. I ASKED WHO THE BEST PLAYER WAS. ONE OF THE GASES I AM, COME AND GET SOME. OFFICER KEVIN MANLEY HAS BEEN WITH AURORA POLICE ABOUT A YEAR. WHAT POSITION DID YOU PLAY? POINT GUARD. Reporter: ON SUNDAY NIGHT HE PUT OFF DOING REPORT SO HE COULD CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY. SO THEY CAN SEE THAT WE DO HAVE LIVES. WE DO LIKE TO HAVE FUN. PREDICTION TO OPEN UP MORE. THAT IS SAFETY FOR EVERYBODY. WE CAN HAVE SOME FUN. Reporter: OFFICER MANLEY SAID HE DIDN’T THINK MUCH WOULD COME OF PEOPLE RECORDING HIS GAME ON THEIR PHONES. BUT THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN SEEN AROUND 15,000 TIMES ONLINE. WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS COMES OUT OF IT, IT IS GREAT. I DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BLOW UP TO BE SOMETHING LIKE THIS. Reporter: HE IS HAPPY TO MAKE RELATIONSHIPS AND SHED STEREOTYPES. THEY SAID THEY WILL BE HERE EVERY SUNDAY. IF WE ARE NOT BUSY, I WILL BRING A COUPLE OF MY FRIENDS DOWN. Reporter: NOT ONLY BY TO BRING OTHER OFFICERS, AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT RESPONDING TO CALLS, HE SAID THE UNIFORMS HOLDING HIM BACK.

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