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Resident catches Virginia Beach Police officer acting like a kid at heart

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Posted at 8:57 AM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 14:17:10-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Protect, serve and enjoy the little things in life.

That is what one Virginia Beach Police officer did when he jumped on a kids carnival ride at Mount Trashmore over last week.

Local resident, Melissa Alvelo, caught officer M. Criner on video having a good time on June 6.

“This was so important to me to capture because I truly believe that there are more amazing officers than there are bad…this is proof,” said Alvelo in a Facebook post. “We need to see more of this. More videos of officers interacting with their community on a lighthearted, personable level than of the negative stuff that floats around the internet. Thank you officer for being the piece of my day that warmed my heart!”

While News 3 has not directly talked to VBPD or the officer about this, it looks like he certainly was enjoying himself.