Skateboarder performs trick over Houston police officer

HOUSTON — A Houston police officer put himself on the front lines of a skateboarding stunt, letting a skater perform a trick over him while lying on the ground.

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Houston police Sgt. Cowan saw lewd graffiti at the Dylan Duncan Skate Park Nov. 16 and felt compelled to cover up the explicit portions since the public space is popular with families.

Cowan went to a nearby hardware store to buy paint with his own money. When Cowan explained what he needed the paint for, the store owner donated two cans for the efforts. When Cowan returned to the park, another officer was talking to kids and teens who were gathered there. They volunteered to help paint and their teamwork cut the work time in half.

“After painting, one skater asked if he could jump over an officer with his skateboard and Sgt. Cowan volunteered without a second thought,” Houston police said on social media. “The jump was successful and the officers and teens left the park not only doing their good deed for the day, but with new friends.”

Cowan is also rumored to be returning to the park in the coming weeks for skateboard lessons.

Kingwood Patrol Division Sgt. Cowan observed lewd graffiti on park equipment at Dylan Duncan Skate Park this past Saturday.

Kingwood Patrol Division Sgt. Cowan observed lewd graffiti on park equipment at Dylan Duncan Skate Park this past Saturday. He felt the obscene portions needed to be covered up immediately to protect a community space frequented by many families. He went to nearby Alspaugh’s Hardware Store to buy two cans of paint with his own money, but when the store heard what he was doing, Alspaugh’s graciously donated the paint. Sgt. Cowan returned to the park, paint in hand, and found Officer Ewing there talking with the kids. The teens, interested in helping, volunteered to work with the officers to paint the graffiti. Both the teens and officers immediately got to work removing the unwanted graffiti and it was finished in half the time. This was a great opportunity for the community and officers to come together to make the park better for everyone. After painting, one skater asked if he could jump over an officer with his skateboard and Sgt. Cowan volunteered without a second thought. The jump was successful and the officers and teens left the park not only doing their good deed for the day, but with new friends. It's rumored Sgt. Cowan will be returning to the skate park next week for his first skateboarding lesson. #relationalpolicing

Posted by Houston Police Department on Monday, November 16, 2020


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