THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - There is a lot of tension between cops and civilians in many cities around the country following deadly police encounters and large protests.
One Thomas County man hoped a video he took would help change that.
It's not something folks are used to seeing.
Officers in their uniforms playing basketball with neighborhood kids.
Ski Lomax said he was so amazed, he had to take out his phone to record it.
Lomax said, “This is amazing because we've been seeing so many terrible things over the last year. And I wanted to catch something that was good.”
Lomax said that he usually thinks the worst when he sees deputies in his neighborhood, especially with the negative images and stories that flood the media of police and civilian conflict.
Thomas County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Shierling said, “People just think you're there to arrest somebody, or you're there for a bad reason.”
But this time, it was different.