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Bradenton police post funny videos to cheer on the Bucs in the Super Bowl

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 18:30:29-05

BRADENTON, Fla. — There's no question of who Bradenton police officers will be cheering for on Sunday.

"Go Bucs!" said Todd Freed, BPD detective.

In the past two weeks, BPD has posted funny videos to their social media pages in support of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' historic trip to the Super Bowl.

"The entire Tampa Bay region is excited about it and we thought, why not?" said Brian Thiers, Bradenton Police Captain.

The video with the most circulation on social media shows two officers in a patrol car. Detective Todd Freed is wearing a Buccaneers football helmet and is going on about how excited he is about the game when his partner warns him "the chief's coming."

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Freed says he knows the Chiefs are coming to Ray Jay on Sunday. Then, Chief Melanie Bevan knocks on the window, and just when you think Freed is going to be disciplined for wearing the helmet, the chief gives him a fist bump and says "Go Bucs."

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Thiers said the videos were made during the officers' free time to make sure they didn't interfere with calls.

He says the officers are people too, who want to show their excitement and pride for our home team.

"It's been a lot of fun to do," said Thiers.

The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa at 6:30 p.m.