Two Mount Dora Police officers were on friendly defense earlier this week. On Dec. 22, MDPD officers Still and Wardford responded to a call for service at the Palms of Mount Dora apartments on Eudora Road.
Once completed with the call, Still drove around the back of the complex and spotted three kids playing basketball. Officer Still asked the kids if he could join them and they agreed. Still then called Wardford who returned to the property to play.
Two friendly games of seven points were played while residents of the community looked on and shot video. The kids and officers had a great time, according to a Mount Dora Police Department.
“[It was an] Excellent opportunity for officers to interact with the youth and citizens in the community in real life situations. The youth can see and get to know our officers on a personal level,” said Luetenant Victor Uvalle With the deparment's Community Service Bureau.