Despite being heavily armored, the Duvall police were no match for a group of local kids who outgunned them during a brutal winter assault.
Things can get pretty dangerous on the streets of small town Duvall, Washington.
This week, four members of the Duvall Police department were dispatched in response to a group of "suspicious characters" seen in a local park.
After arriving on scene, the officers lined up behind a riot shield and filed into the park shouting "no mercy." Once in the park they engaged the "hostiles," who were armed with "improvised projectiles made out of fluffy snow."
The officers fought bravely but they were quickly overpowered.
After suffering heavy loses the remaining officers made a tactical retreat.
Duvall PD getting a little tactical in this #wasnow. https://t.co/sagJvUw0JN— City of Duvall (@City of Duvall)1549316620.0
The heartwarming display was brought on by record snowfall which brought much of the greater Seattle area grinding to a halt.
With not much else to do, members of the Duvall Police Department decided to join a group of local kids for an epic snowball fight.
The officers were severely outmatched and had to make a hasty retreat but they took their defeat in stride.
Hearts were warmed across social media after video of the icy combat went viral.
@ABC A good old snowball fight! https://t.co/QAkNucTRCF— Jordan Johnson (@Jordan Johnson)1549464521.0
@ABC https://t.co/w4FdOlgfUC— ☕📸📚Kimberly D.Jackson aka K.D. Storm📚📸☕ (@☕📸📚Kimberly D.Jackson aka K.D. Storm📚📸☕)1549481468.0
@ABC We need MORE of this😍😍😍— Shani_Williams (@Shani_Williams)1549464301.0
@ABC How cool is this!!.. Love seeing fun news..🙂🥶👏👍— 🦋Melissa🦋 (@🦋Melissa🦋)1549464188.0
@ABC This is both adorable and frightening.— R. Scott Troutt (@R. Scott Troutt)1549464548.0
And with all the bad news about cops these days people were glad to take a break with a positive story for once.
@CityofDuvall This gives hope for sanity and real life. Good Job Officers, brings back memories of when I was growing up we loved our Cops.— Claude Daniels (@Claude Daniels)1549332937.0
@wsvn This is Amazing 😀💗 What Community Policing is🙌— Margaret Cruz (@Margaret Cruz)1549477265.0
Though many felt the officers should probably brush up on their tactical training.
@ABC @kystatepolice 😂😂😂😂 Kids-1, LEOs-0 Back to training guys 😂😂😂😂😂😂— Mike Barry (@Mike Barry)1549465400.0
@ABC So they retreated and left a man behind 🤦🏽♀️ 😂😂❤— Nikola Neski (@Nikola Neski)1549464960.0
@wsvn Now that’s good police work! Well done officers! I think the kids won!— Crimson Gator (@Crimson Gator)1549464621.0
@CityofDuvall @Q13FOX Solid tactics, right up until they left a snowballer behind!— David Doucett (@David Doucett)1549325926.0
The Duvall police set an amazing example that others will hopefully follow (when off duty, of course).
@wsvn Good clean fun nice job PD... Meanwhile 2 grocery stores were robbed ...— Standupnow (@Standupnow)1549463811.0