By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)Two Chicago Police officers were shot and wounded in the West Side’s Homan Square neighborhood early Sunday morning, in what serves as a reminder that being a Chicago Police officer is a very dangerous job.

But CBS 2’s camera crew caught a lighter moment – when an officer near the scene Sunday afternoon bonded with a fellow skateboard lover.

When the officer saw the skateboard, he asked the teen riding it if he could take a spin.

The officer was handing out fliers about shootings, and it seemed like a good time to take a break and make new friends.

He told the teen that he was pretty good on a skateboard when he was the teen’s age – and it seems that the officer still is.

It ended with words of appreciation, a handshake, and a hug.