Mystery officer plays basketball with boy

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SAN ANTONIO (CNN/KENS5) — A San Antonio mom is talking about a heartwarming video she captured – a video that went viral.

It was only meant to be shared with friends and family, but the San Antonio Police Department got wind of it, too.

And Monica Aguirre is now on the lookout for the mystery cop on the video.

As family began to share, more and more people began logging on to see the mystery man and his good deed.

Jacob Aguirre, 12, loves a good game of basketball. He hopes to one day play for the Spurs. He practices outside his Southside home with his younger brothers.

But on Wednesday night, he got to play with someone he considers a hero, a man wearing a different color of uniform. Aguirre caught it all on cell phone.

“It was good,” said Jacob. “He won by two points.”

At first, when Jacob saw the San Antonio police officer slow down, he said he was a little weary.

“I thought I was in trouble when he pulled over,” he said.

“I was scared. I was like, ‘Why is he out there?’” said Aguirre. “I thought something had happened, and when I come and check, he’s actually playing basketball with the cop.”

The officer told Jacob he was on break, and they played for 15 minutes.

“I think he’s nice because he took the time to do it,” said Jacob.

“It’s not every day,” said Aguirre. “I mean, this little life experience for him, it’s huge.”

Jacob bragged to his friends in school.

Aguirre posted her video on Facebook, and someone then shared the video on SAPD’s page — which generated a lot of likes and positive comments.

No one has been able to figure out the identity of this mystery officer.

“Whoever he is, I wanted to say ‘Thank you’ and, maybe, I would like to meet him,” said Aguirre.

As for Jacob, he wants to thank him, too – plus something else.

“I want my rematch,” said Jacob.

SAPD is currently trying to find out who the officer is to put him in touch with the family. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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