A Connecticut businessman said he is donating his time and efforts to help change the view of police in today’s society.
Manchester Police Officer Robert Dwy said he loves what he does for a living.
"I come to work and I do the best I can - and I do the best I can for my community,” Dwy said. “I try to learn every day to be a better cop."
Dwy was featured in the three-minute video posted online by Mazda of Manchester. The video includes a message of support for the officers, who keep the community safe.
"I like Manchester. I like the town,” Dwy said. “I like the size of the town. I like the size of the department."
Kyle Reyes from The Silent Partner Marketing in Manchester helped produce the video. He said he doesn't like some of the heat the police have been taking recently.
"You know, growing up, we were taught that police are the good guys and there are a lot of people who are now teaching that police are the bad guys,” Reyes said.
Now, Reyes said he's donating $250,000 worth of production time to make more videos to help promote the positive work of police.
"We are huge supporters of police departments, locally, at the state level throughout the northeast and we work with a lot of those departments,” Reyes said. “And frankly, we were sick and tired of a lot of this negative attention that's been brought to them."
Reyes said he already has 17 interested departments from Connecticut and Massachusetts and has heard from departments as far away as Florida.
"These are the men and women who kiss their children goodbye and go to work every day not knowing if they're going to see their families again,” Reyes said.
Reyes said he calls it "the right thing to do" to make sure no one fears the men and women in blue.
"I can overcome a lot of the stereotypes that they might hear or the apprehension that they might feel from their peers,” Dwy said. “They'll see me as just a nice guy and then hopefully they'll see all cops as approachable."
Interested departments can find more information on Reyes’ company website by clicking here.
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