- White police officer shows a black man how to tie his tie
- The black civilian had a job interview and needed help with the tie
- This happened even as anti-police protests rocked the city following release of white cop of shot black man
It was a rare moment when a black man approached white St Louis County police officers on duty to help him with his tie on his way to a job interview.
The black gentleman, Willie Hatcher, wanted to look smart and improve his chances of getting hired. But he didn’t know how to tie a tie. So Sergeant Howard Marshall chipped in to help him.
“The officer was standing at Hanley when this gentleman approached them and requested if any of them could assist him with his tie,” the county’s police department notes in a Facebook post.
This happened even as spate of acrimonious anti-police protests rocked the city following recent acquittal of white ex-police officer, Jason Stockley, who shot black suspect Anthony Lamar Smith.
Video of the rare moment was shared on social media and some 12,000 people were surprised by the interaction between these two gentlemen.
And in case you are wondering, Hatcher was hired.
Below is video of the recent anti-police protests in St Louis County: