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Douglas officer scores touchdown with community for playing catch

Douglas Police Officer Fred Crowder is getting a lot of appreciation online for going above and beyond the call of duty. (Source: Facebook) Douglas Police Officer Fred Crowder is getting a lot of appreciation online for going above and beyond the call of duty. (Source: Facebook)
Crowder was even responding to calls on his radio while he was playing with the kids. (Source: Facebook) Crowder was even responding to calls on his radio while he was playing with the kids. (Source: Facebook)
Residents in Douglas want to thank Officer Fred Crowder with the Douglas Police Department for giving some kids a special memory to hold onto forever. (Source: Facebook) Residents in Douglas want to thank Officer Fred Crowder with the Douglas Police Department for giving some kids a special memory to hold onto forever. (Source: Facebook)
This simple act of kindness has already received more than 600 reactions and more than 70 comments on Facebook. (Source: Facebook) This simple act of kindness has already received more than 600 reactions and more than 70 comments on Facebook. (Source: Facebook)
DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

Kids playing football outside may be a common sight, especially in South Georgia, but it's a special experience to catch an officer taking time to throw the ball around with kids in the community.

Residents in Douglas want to thank Officer Fred Crowder with the Douglas Police Department for giving some kids a special memory they can hold onto forever.

A Facebook post on the Coffee County Ga. Police Scanner page shows Crowder playing catch with kids as he continues to respond to calls on his radio.

"This is something them babies will remember for years to come and even go to school bragging about, they played football with a police officer," the post reads.

And the post explains that this isn't the first time Crowder has shown his love for the community he serves.

"To me, Officer Fred Crowder is one of the best officers on the Douglas Police Department, every time you see officer Crowder he has a big smile on his face and always speaks in passing," it says on Facebook.

This simple act of kindness has already received more than 600 reactions and more than 70 comments on Facebook.

Join us in thanking Officer Crowder for going above and beyond the call of duty on Facebook.

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