Rosenberg officer, catch partner honored at school

February 14, 2014 4:36:34 PM PST
It was a simple game of catch that went viral and turned a Rosenberg police officer and a ten-year-old boy into celebrities.

The two were reunited Friday to be recognized at the boy's school. Jermaine Ford received a certificate of appreciation signed by the mayor in front of his classmates at Mission West elementary school.

And Sergeant Ariel Soltura received a Wildcat hero plaque from the school for his commitment to youth.

"I'm overjoyed that the public as a whole, the global public, has been able to see officers in a manner that really isn't portrayed too many times," said Sgt. Soltura.

"We just played two minutes of catch, but I appreciate the things they did for me," said Jermaine.

The little boy also received a football signed by the Houston Texans and other gifts.

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