One New York City police officer may want to trade in his uniform for a basketball jersey.
Officer Garthlette James was on duty Friday in the NYPD’s 50th precinct, which covers several neighborhoods in the Bronx, when he stopped in front of a basketball court, a now-viral video shows.
He then asks for a ball to attempt a seemingly impossible shot from outside the basketball court.
“We’re going to make it! Trust,” he says in the video to naysayers.
After three dribbles, the 29-year-old officer fires off the shot from the sidewalk. And it goes in! Cheers erupt from the court, the video depicts.
The officer, who has been with the department more than five years, celebrated with a huge grin.