Dash cam video captures Texas officer playing catch with boy

Dash cam video captures Texas officer playing catch with boy (Image 1)
Dash cam video captures Texas officer playing catch with boy (Image 1)

Dash cam of a Texas police officer playing a game of catch with a little boy is gaining national attention.

Sgt. Ariel Soltura was on patrol Saturday afternoon in Rosenberg, Texas, about 35 miles outside Houston, when he spotted a boy throwing around a football by himself.

“I saw he was throwing up a football, and I could tell he was playing by himself,” Soltura told KTRK-TV. “He didn't have anybody to play with. He wasn't just waiting for more kids to arrive.”

When he stopped, Soltura said the young boy's face lit up.

“At that time, he and I both connected. We began to throw the football. You can see that I'm obviously trying to get him to go along, and so we're just playing a game of catch, and it was awesome,” he said.

The Rosenberg Police Department posted the dash cam video of the quick football game on their Facebook page Saturday writing, “While a two minute game of football might not mean anything, to some it could mean everything! #ReachThemBeforeTheWolvesDo.”

The video has since been shared more than 5,000 times.

“It was cool that the public got to see what police officers do on a daily basis,” Soltura told KTRK-TV.

He continued, “If we see a kid kicking the can, they want us to go out there and replace that can with a ball, and hopefully we've made an impact on these kids' futures for the rest of their lives.”

Despite the video gaining national attention, Soltura says he was just doing his job.

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