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San Antonio police officer responds to a different kind of shooting

San Antonio Police Officer Responds to a Different Kind of Shooting
A police officer in San Antonio responded to a different kind of shooting Wednesday. HLN has the video.

'A 12-year-old was playing basketball all by himself when a police car stopped and a police officer got out to play one-on-one. The boy's mom didn't know what to think at first, 'oh my gosh, is my kid in trouble?' But she caught it on video.'

Twelve-year-old Jacob Aguirre was shooting some hoops Wednesday when he saw the officer pull up.

According to KENS, the officer was on break when he approached Jacob. So, for the next fifteen minutes, the two played one-on-one as mom Monica Aguirre shot the video.

She posted it on her Facebook page, noting her son had the "coolest experience." She also thanked "Mr. Cop" for taking the time to play with her son.

The video was soon shared on KENS' page as well. The post quickly went viral, generating thousands of likes.

One user commented, 'Love officers that get involved with the neighborhood kiddos!'

Another agreed, writing: 'That is A for awesome. I bet the kid was very happy.'

The officer has yet to be identified, but if you're out there, Jacob says he wants a rematch.

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artist816 March 21 2014 at 6:48 PM

Give that police officer a raise and promotion to how to be a apple in the eye of the public. Kudo's to him and the San Antonio Police department. Big Right on for you guys.

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pburmanlvn March 21 2014 at 11:00 PM

maybe it will show other kids cops are human and can be fun. Wave when you see a cop Firefighter or EMS you never know when ou might need one

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Ester March 21 2014 at 11:04 PM

Love this. This is top of the mark as far as I am concerned. All best and much appreciation to this officer and all officers who get involved with the community on this level. Thanks officer.

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Mike's Wife March 21 2014 at 11:10 PM

That is what it is all about or at least should be. That officer should be recognized for the positive impact he made.

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morrellkr March 21 2014 at 11:43 PM

It is just that the few think it is their right to be bad because they wear a badge! What they need is a chest to pin it on!!!!!!)...that many that do good (and having fun doing it)...they just do not get the recognition they deserve. God Bless this officer for showing the young man all cops are not jerks!! :)

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tnhumminbird March 21 2014 at 11:44 PM

He set an example that a lot of police and humans need to follow. So did the young man. He found something good to occupy his time even though he was shooting goals by himself. I can only imagine how good it made him feel when this policeman showed him some good attention and played for a while. Not everone does a good deed expecting anything more than the satisfaction of doing something for someone. His deed takes me back to the days when I was growing up. That was the kind of policemen and people I grew up around.

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JohnnYuma tnhumminbird March 22 2014 at 12:53 AM

Being an ex-cop from Ca, I can see how the kid would be excited. Good job officer!

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skyhawk0084 March 21 2014 at 11:50 PM

Awesome! Hope they have a return match...... Maybe on the cops lunch hour. When you sit in a car all day long it is nice to get out and move. Special positive action, which is far and few at the moment!

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jmg62 March 22 2014 at 12:02 AM

A young man like JJ will remember a good experience with the Officer and in the future may find more trust and welcome positive authority figures instead of shying away and not wanting to get involved when he may have something to say for his community or when he has children of his own someday. There are some fine police out there that apportion their time - break or not - to reach out especially to young kids like JJ and others in PAL's or Community Activities. I like to see police walking or riding bikes in the area. A lot of crime or "quality of life" issues can be more readily addressed when even a few minutes can be taken talking to them. Opening the lines of communication makes their lives easier - giving them a "feel" of crime is occurring and also those concerns of the people living in that community. JJ won't soon forget his positive experience or perhaps the hook-shot moves the officer showed him!

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mickshute2261 March 22 2014 at 12:02 AM

Well done, in LA the officer would be fired. Come on guys a little of this goes a long way. Community involvement isnt always beating and arresting.

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dbg1944 March 22 2014 at 12:16 AM

My Dad was a cop. He was a WWII Vet. He is 92 years young. I am 70 and so very lucky to have my "hero" still with me to laugh and remember all the fun I had growing up. He looked so handsome in his police uniform and I was so proud when he went to work each day. He loved being a cop and serving his community.

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wvddl1 dbg1944 March 22 2014 at 1:00 AM

You are indeed a lucky man, and no doubt, one who has made your father proud.

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LL dbg1944 March 22 2014 at 1:35 AM

I envy your life

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