Just because you’re on the job doesn’t mean you can’t also have a little fun.
Officer Besser of the Kilgore Police Department in Kilgore, Texas, was dispatched to a loud party one recent Saturday night when things took a turn for the humorous. Neighbors had complained about the noise, and while the cop was advising them to quiet down his eyes fell upon the mechanical bull they’d set up in the backyard.
Much to the delight of the guests who’d assembled for a 22nd birthday party, Officer Besser strode towards the bull and hopped right on. The way he holds one hand aloft makes us pretty confident that this isn’t his first rodeo, and those suspicions are confirmed as soon as the bull starts to move.
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For about a minute the officer rides the bull with zero balance problems, deftly hanging on with one hand and maintaining his seat in the hard plastic saddle. You can see the young adult party-goers passing around the back of the bull to take in the spectacle and snap a few pictures, laughing the entire time!
“Tonight, we were dispatched to a large party with loud music… and a mechanical bull in the backyard,” the Kilgore Police Department wrote on Facebook. “We did ask them to turn their music down some, but we found out Karla was celebrating her 22nd birthday. It wouldn’t be a memorable birthday celebration without KPD showing our bull riding skills. We think Officer Besser may have some experience at this?”
Definitely! Yet even heroes must eventually succumb to the pull of gravity. The bull’s spinning finally increased to the point that Officer Besser couldn’t hold on any longer. We’ve got to say, even his “emergency dismount” was far more graceful than we’d have expected!
Officer Besser continued his quest to be labeled the coolest cop in Kilgore by exchanging high-fives with everyone he passed as he climbed off of the padded floor. What a great guy! It’s experiences like this that help young community members realize that police officers are human too — and everyone needs to ride the bull sometimes!
Tonight, we were dispatched to a large party with loud music… and a mechanical bull in the backyard. We did ask them to turn their music down some, but we found out Karla was celebrating her 22nd birthday. It wouldn’t be a memorable birthday celebration without KPD showing our bull riding skills. We think Officer Besser may have some experience at this? 🤔😂
Posted by Kilgore Police Department on Saturday, July 20, 2019
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