February 25, 2016 Gainsville, Fl. Officer Bobby White was the officer who was reported on before here at the WBL when he responded to kids playing ball too loud in the street. He did some fine community policing and played ball with the kids and got a lot of attention for it. Including attention from Shaquille O’Neal who paid him a surprise visit and played ball with the kids as well.
Not everyone was happy with the way that the Officer handled his noise complaint, but apparently many people were. As a matter of fact enough people were so happy about it that they donated enough money that Officer Smith was able to build a real basketball court for the kid to play on.
Donations poured in from the community and the officer put them to good use allowing the kids to have a place to go and play a sport rather than getting into trouble. Again Officer White got quite a bit of attention for his efforts this time in the form of Professional basket ball player Globetrotter Buckets Blakes who showed up for the christening of the court.
To support the BasketballCop Foundation and Officer Bobby White’s upcoming projects please go to his GoFundMe page appropriately called “BasketballCop Foundation”