To honor a bet he made with kids at the elementary school where he directs traffic, a Kentucky police chief stood in front of the school wearing a pink tutu over his uniform.
Lebanon Junction, KY, Police Chief Terry Phillips walks the halls of the city's elementary school every day saying hello to the students who eagerly respond in turn. Before and after school Wednesday, Phillips directed traffic in the pink tutu because of what he told the school's archery class last month: If the students could raise their target score up to 200, he would wear a dress or tutu while outside directing traffic.
They did … and he followed through, reports WDRB.
"I gave them my word, and here I am," Phillips said, standing near the road while adjusting his pink headband. "It's embarrassing, but it's a lot of fun. I am working with my kids, here."
It was the smiles on the faces of students and parents that Phillips said makes his job worth it, and it doesn't hurt to have a little fun in the process.