Normally, when the police go around shooting, people end up dead or in the hospital. Not the case for one steezy NYPD officer, who stroked a perfect 3 from waaay downtown.

Given the contentious nature of police-community relations, it’s good to see an officer going above and beyond the call of duty to ingratiate himself and his department with the people they’re supposed to protect and serve.

Bad cops make the news more often than good ones, but it’s always nice to see good ole’ fashioned police work that ends in smiles, instead of arrests.

Last year, a Florida officer made national headlines when he responded to a call about kids playing basketball “loudly” in the street. Instead of breaking up the game, he decided to join the fun, and in the process, reminded a lot of people that good cops do exist in today’s deeply polarized society.