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Spokane officer takes football break

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

When a photo of a Spokane police officer playing football with a young boy was posted on social media last week, we had to hear the story behind it. We reached out to the police department and Officer Ben Green gave us some background.

The officer in the photo is Officer David Stone. A few weeks ago, he and some other officers responded to an incident where a woman had to be taken to the hospital. On the way there, she was upset that her 10-year-old son would be at her house without a key and left alone for potentially a long time.

Officers found her house. When they rolled up, her son was waiting outside on the front step. They were eventually able to find a relative in Idaho and arranged for them to pick him up.

Officer Green says Officer Stone stayed with the boy for over an hour, playing football with him and making sure he was looked after while he waited.

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