Just Chillin’ With The Cops

Wanna see a police officer doing his job properly? Look no further than Portland Police Officer Doug Matthews, who was photographed by Jov Luke watching over a group of teenagers sitting and chatting on the hood of his cop car.

“I was walking down Alberta St., and when I saw this I was moved,” Luke wrote on his Facebook page. “The fact those kids felt so comfortable with the police, the fact the police were focusing on public safety rather than the petty. This was truly beautiful to me.”

Indeed it is. A refreshing change of pace. Police officers often get a lot of shit when they do something wrong, but rarely do they get credit for doing something as simple and right as this. Kudos to Officer Matthews. [via wweek]

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