MOUNT MORRIS – This video of a friendly pickup game of basketball at Bellamy Park is making the rounds on Facebook.
Mount Morris Police Officer Greg Stefaniak was out on patrol when he saw a young man shooting hoops and got on the court to play. Lisa Marie Ann was there to catch the action on a Facebook Live video that has 1,800 views and counting.
“Stephen was just down shooting and officer patrolling and stopped to shoot with boys,” posted Lisa Marie Ann. “Our officers will stop frequently and do this.”
Commenters love the positive interaction with police.
“this is so important….” posted Kacey May.
“It sure is, kids bonding with law enforcement, has many positive effects!” replied Ann.
Apparently the young man walked away with a substantial victory and a friend.
“Ya… Well I got beat pretty bad by him. 11-5,” posted Stefaniak on the video.