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Fishing trip brings cops and kids together

Bainbridge Public Safety officers partnered with Friendship House of Jesus to spend quality time with kids in the community. Bainbridge Public Safety officers partnered with Friendship House of Jesus to spend quality time with kids in the community.
Octavius Green Octavius Green
Jimmy Adamson Jimmy Adamson
Captain David Cutchin Captain David Cutchin
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

Several young fishermen brought home fish they caught alongside men who serve the Bainbridge community.

Bainbridge Public Safety officers partnered with Friendship House of Jesus to spend quality time with boys who need positive role models.

Thursday’s weather was perfect for a lazy day of fishing.

But for 11-year-old Octavius Green, this fishing trip was different.

Instead of fishing with his dad, Octavius and his friends from Friendship House were fishing with cops.
Captain David Cutchin planned the event.

“We want to build a relationship with them and let them know we're not the enemy,” said Captain Cutchin.  

All morning, Bainbridge Public Safety officers fished alongside these young fisherman.

“It takes fishing skills and patience, and stuff. You just have to have a lot of patience for fishing,” said Octavius.

And as the boys patiently waited, many of them got a bite.

And with each fish they caught, friendships were made.

“It gives these guys an opportunity to meet other people and to know that people care about them,” said Friendship House Executive Director Jimmy Adamson.

The officers hope to serve as positive role models that leave a lasting impression on these boys.

“We'll put our effort into building a relationship with them.  When they get grown, they'll remember it,” said Captain Cutchin.

He hopes to have more events like this throughout the year.  

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