An officer out on patrol paused for some ball and brightened a boy's day
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Police officer gifted a child with a new basketball
| Credit: Facebook/Douglasville Police Department

It was Father's Day, and Officer Tyler was out on patrol when he noticed a young boy shooting hoops by himself with a soccer ball. But Officer Tyler knew that wouldn't work and he decided to do something about it, as reported by the Georgia's Douglasville Police Department on Facebook.

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Tyler and his fellow officers from District One surprised the young boy with a brand new basketball. And that's not all. They also challenged him to a quick game. Casey was more than happy to show them his skills. "Casey drained one over the sarge," Douglasville police said. "Huge thanks to Casey's mom, Lisa, for allowing us this opportunity."

How sweet is that? But it's not an isolated incident. In fact, the men and women of the Douglasville Police Force have invested in the lives of a lot young people in their jurisdiction in the last ten years. Under the leadership of Police Chief Gary Sparks, officers conduct a program called Youth Against Violence, aimed at righting the paths of many of the at risk kids in their area.