Football catch

Football player makes catch as defender watches on.

The presence of minority student athletes, such as Micah Woods from Birmingham, Alabama, in mostly white towns like Hutchinson has led to some encounters with local law officers in which players felt profiled. With that in mind, Hutchinson Police Chief Jeff Hooper made it a point this summer to meet with Hutchinson Community College’s football players, welcome them to town and explain that arrests are not how he measures good police work. Credit: Jeff Tuttle