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These Children Say They’re Horrified of the Police – Until One Officer Changes Their Perspective

For Virginia-based Officer C. B. Fleming, his job is about community engagement and building bridges with the neighborhood he serves.

When we think of cops, we think of them making arrests, writing tickets and patrolling. In recent years, reputations have gotten worse. But one Virginia police officer working for South Hill Police is doing his part to mend wounds and build bridges. A touching moment of Officer C. B. Fleming went viral, highlighting his belief in the power of community engagement.

In South Hill, the local police received a call about a reported gas leak.

Officer C. B. Fleming arrived on the scene. Once the leak was deemed not a threat, Fleming wanted to make sure the children felt safe. Read the full story here ▶