‘Floor it!’ Virginia police officer chases kids in viral Facebook video

Posted at 4:20 PM, May 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-22 16:21:06-04

ROANOKE, Va. — A home video that showed a Roanoke police officer chasing his two children in a kids’ car has gone viral on Facebook.

Officer Kenny Bowman told WDBJ7 he originally made the video to share with friends and family, but now that it has gone viral, he hoped the clip helped to send the public a message.

“The other side of the badge I guess you could call it, we all have families just like most people do,” Officer Bowman said. “Show them who you are. Just let people know you can come talk to us about anything. Let us know what’s going on in your neighborhood. See if we can help out. ”

The school resource officer at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke said he hoped the video helped open the lines of communication between police and the public.

His Facebook video has been viewed over  200,000 times.