February 22, 2016 The Lexington, Ky. Police Department is gaining notoriety for a small pick up game football between a dozen kids and a two man patrol that was quickly organized and spotted earlier this week. While Officers Robert Lange and Tyler Chelf were on patrol they noticed some kids playing ball in the neighborhood and stopped their car. Initially the kids thought that they may be in trouble reported a well spoken 10 year old Cane who was interviewed with his friend Mason, 11.
But the Officers just wanted to know if they could play some football with the kids as well. The kids thought it would be great to play with the officers. The Officers pulled out some crime scene tape and put it around the kids arms so that they knew who was on what team.
The kids stated that they had a great time. “The one cop kept catching it one handed,” remembered Mason. But more importantly the kids appreciated the Officers more now that they knew them as people stating: “We got lucky to have them here … they played with us right here in our yard,” said Cane.
It was an afternoon that the kids won’t soon forget either, as they told WKYT “I’m never going to forget it. I actually just wrapped that security tape around my door inside,” said Cane.