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Asheville officers respond to complaint, join water slide party

Posted July 5

— Police on Tuesday responded to a complaint of a road being blocked in an Asheville neighborhood, but when they arrived, they found kids on a homemade slide.

So, the officers joined in.

The water slide was part of a Fourth of July celebration block party on Tuesday. Officers Carrie Lee and Joe Jones used a garbage bag and a raft to slip down the makeshift slide with the kids.

A person at the party filmed the officers riding down the slide.


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  • Jeff Freuler Jul 5, 1:30 p.m.
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    Nice to see the media publish a positive story about the police

  • Derril Salter Jul 5, 11:49 a.m.
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    Community bonding.

  • Kevin O'Donnell Jul 5, 8:32 a.m.
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    Awesome. Way to go Asheville PD!!

  • Ken Ackerman Jul 5, 8:21 a.m.
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    I agree 100%.

  • Max Hall Jul 5, 8:05 a.m.
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    Two HUGE thumbs up to these officers!

    To the complainer. It's a holiday, stop being in a rush to get somewhere that is closed (or should be)!