Windham Police Officer Smiles as He Slides Down a Hill with Kids
When a group of kids decided to go sledding, they had no idea that they were going to get a visit from a fun-loving cop.
Harlee Smothers shared the videos on Facebook, showing Windham Police Officer Ernie MacVane III hopping on a sled before sliding down the hill. The comments from the kids are awesome, as they exclaim that they've never seen a police officer slide down a hill.
Maine's police forces have been working hard, over the past few years, to become more connected to the communities they serve. It started with several 'Coffee with a Cop' events and has expanded from there. Each one is a wonderful reminder to children and adults alike that police officers are real people, with real families, and not the bad guys that some still tend to believe.
Kudos to Officer MacVane for making a great impression on a group of children who will never forget the day the cop came to slide down the hill with them. They'll be talking about this day for many years to come.