Police officer playing catch with Tulsa teens going viral for all the right reasons
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- A video of a Tulsa cop playing catch with two boys is making its round across the country at a time when police face increased scrutiny.
He’s only been with Tulsa police for a year, but Officer Jordan Climpson is already making a difference patrolling the very streets he grew up on.
But on Sunday, Climpson felt like going the extra mile.
“I drive up, and they stop playing catch," said Climpson.
Zach and Alex McGee were tossing around a baseball in front of their house.
“I was like, 'Oh, what is this?' And he was like, 'Hey, y'all want to play some catch?' So I was like, 'Oh yeah, I’ll stay and play catch with you,'" said Zach McGee.
“It was pretty awesome," said Climpson.
It was a simple act that’s scoring a home run with people online.
“It was good to see something positive for a change," said Climpson.
It was a moment Officer Climpson didn’t have to take, but one that the brothers think is so cool.
“It can set like a bar for other police officers in the community to step out and do something more than just their job," said Zach McGee.
Officer Climpson says this isn’t the last time he’s going to see the McGees. He plans on going to their spring ball games to make sure they’re not slacking off.
The catch is Officer Climpson is really good at baseball, which isn't surprising since he played in college.
He ultimately hung up his gloves and put on a badge.
And now, these teens are helping him keep his love for the game alive.