ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A New Mexican who works in the film industry is creating a web series for the Albuquerque Police Department.
The goal is to showcase police stories the public doesn’t normally witness.
“I think what we saw on Tuesday afternoon is that the silent majority has spoken,” said Albuquerque Police Officer Tanner Tixier.
On Tuesday, the community showed support for the men and women in blue during fallen APD Officer Daniel Webster’s funeral.
During the procession, people lined the streets thanking officers for what they do to keep Albuquerque safe.
“Driving down Alameda and just seeing the sheer number of people out there, it choked me up,” said Tixier.
It’s that kind of emotion that the new web series about the department aims to showcase.
Its creator is a New Mexico filmmaker who has been a part of big hits like Breaking Bad and the new “Batman v Superman” movie.
“It’s just a way to examine APD in a different light,” said Tixier.
The series will show officers’ good deeds told from the perspective of the people they have helped.
For example, Frances Brophy was moved to tears this spring after a pair of APD cops investigating a car theft at her home finished mowing her lawn for her.
“I thought that was wonderful of them,” said Brophy in an interview in late April.
Talia Sacco has a similar story to Brophy’s. She has a fond memory of fallen Officer Daniel Webster.
“He calmed me down and said this person is not going to hurt you anymore,” said Sacco.
The idea is to thank the department for doing a sometimes thankless job.
The series will include about seven videos. Each of the videos will be about 5 minutes long.
They’ll likely be posted to a Youtube channel in 2016.
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