A Kansas City, Mo., cop is proving that there are officers out there who want to have a positive interaction with those in the community they serve. On Sunday afternoon, ironically a day after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Mo., two Kansas City police officers spotted a group of kids dancing in the street and decided to join in on the fun.
According to KSHB, an Officer Krebs and an Officer Smith offered the kids Jolly Ranchers and a chance at a dance-off. Who can say no to Jolly Ranchers and dancing?
Krebs broke out his best, well, not so best, dance moves, which included his Octopus Dance, but he proved to be no match for the young kids because he got served!
Krebs took his defeat in stride, but also suggested that he won, but in a different way.
"When I joined the police force I told them I wanted to build rapport with the community because I feel like if we build rapport with them then they are more likely to call us when they need us," Krebs told the station.
Yes, there are some good cops in the world. Now if only we can find a way to mass produce a bunch of Officers Krebses and Smiths.
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