Police officers stop kids while sledding

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

PINEHURST — Two police officers with the Village of Pinehurst in Moore County stopped by a hill on which local children were sledding — and asked if they could get in on the fun.

The roads were covered with ice on Tuesday, conditions that kept the cars in Pinehurst away. The neighborhood kids went out to play…Sometimes the best part of being out on patrol is the chance to make a good impression on those that you protect…Even when it means being a big kid right along with them! Well played officers…well played!!

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

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  • http://www.mybestyears.com/ Sterling Graham

    Slightly misleading headline, doncha think?

    • Kevin Spradlin

      Not at all – not when packaged with the photos. Even when shared on Facebook, we were sure to include the statement that the police officers stopped to join in the fun and also to use a photo that showed one officer preparing to go down the hill on the sled.

      Take this one for exactly what it’s worth – no more, no less, and you won’t be disappointed.

      • http://www.mybestyears.com/ Sterling Graham

        Kevin,

        No one is questioning the photos and the statement that the police officers stopped to join in the fun. It was a heartwarming, well-written story and photo.

        But the header is quite misleading, especially in today’s Ferguson-warped world. The headline, “Police officer stops kids while sledding,” implies something quite different from “Two police officers…stopped by a hill on which local children were sledding — and asked if they could get in on the fun.”

        It’s a big difference. It’s misleading. At best, the headline appears to cast the police officer(s) [singular in the headline and plural in the story] in a bad light. At worst, it seems to be a cheap shot by a lazy, opinionated headline writer.

        • Kevin Spradlin

          We think, in this case, the reader might have more of an agenda than a lazy, opinionated headline writer.

          It’s all in good fun, and if no one reads beyond the headline … well, it wouldn’t matter what followed.

          This is a lighthearted brief, supported by a couple of photos. No more, no less. Enjoy it. Or focus on the negative. Your choice.

  • Richard Baker

    Thank you for sharing this. We had a great time with those kids!

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