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Officers play pickup games with children in Willimantic, Manchester

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An officer played a game of pickup basketball in Willimantic. (Edith Gonzalez/iWitness photo) An officer played a game of pickup basketball in Willimantic. (Edith Gonzalez/iWitness photo)
Two officers play basketball with children at the Waddell School in Manchester. (Michelle Farell-Crandall/iWitness photo) Two officers play basketball with children at the Waddell School in Manchester. (Michelle Farell-Crandall/iWitness photo)
WILLIMANTIC, CT (WFSB) -

It's become a welcomed common theme.

Officers across the state are being caught on camera interacting with communities on the blacktop.

Smartphone cameras were rolling as officers in both Willimantic and Manchester took a break from patrols to play a little pickup basketball with local children.

Edith Gonzalez captured an officer on Spring Street in Willimantic over the weekend.

She shared the video with Eyewitness News through Facebook.

In Manchester, ‎Michelle Farell-Crandall‎ saw two officers at the Waddell School.

"[It was] a great moment," she posted to Facebook. "Innocence of kids and the protection of the officers."

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