A noise complaint was filed against the Next Generation Dance Crew, an organization that works to encourage youth to express themselves through dance, when they were got a little loud on April 22nd, and while that usually means the end of the party, things didn’t work out quite this way when one particular San Antonio police officer responded to the complaint and showed up at the event.
After learning that it was a group of young kids dancing, the officers decided to join in on the fun instead of immediately shutting it down. Leslie Sapp, the mother that was hosting the event for her daughter and her daughter’s friends, explained, “Instead of shutting it down or even interrupting, the officer asked to play a song and then his song came on, and well, the video speaks for itself.”
The incredible video shows the police officer getting down with the kids, and at one point, he grabs Sapp’s daughter’s hand to dance and twirl her!
Sapp’s daughter later noted that the moment changed how she viewed law enforcement officers, and her mother agreed.
“As a parent, especially these days, there is a lot of negativity in the world when it comes to cops, and he broke that stereotype,” Sapp told her local ABC station KSAT. “He didn’t have to take his time to do that and could have just [gone] in and shut it down.”
The incredible video shows how truly great some officers can be and in this divisive time, it’s good to have reminders that police officers are supposed to be a member of the community we can trust- not the enemy.