Bicycle repair-Flickr-Cenas a Pedal-CCOfficers in north Tulsa distributed 350 flyers in schools encouraging kids to come get their bikes repaired for free. The Oklahoma cops held the bicycle clinic as a way to provide residents with a service they might not otherwise have.

It ended up encouraging community goodwill, too, and gave residents a glimpse of police officers in a different light.

“This is new for me,” 16-year-old Immanuel Ortega, told Tulsa World after he watched officers Blake Hodges and Carter McQuigg disassemble his bicycle. “I’ve never seen policemen doing something like this unless it’s something crime-related.”

Barbecue was served at the event Saturday and Lee’s Bicycles donated spare parts.

(READ the story in TulsaWorldSEE a Photo at MSN)

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