Allen Officer Kicking for Roster Spot

Policeman trying out for Allen Wranglers

Allen Wranglers

by Bruce Felps

The Allen Wranglers of the professional Indoor Football League might just have an arresting personality on the field when the season kicks off Feb. 28.

Allen police Officer Garrett Courtney recently received a call from Wranglers coach Chris MacKeown, who invited the officer to try out for the team.

Courtney, a five-year veteran of the Allen force, handled punts and kickoffs in high school, junior college at semi-perennial powerhouse Blinn Junior College, and at the University of North Texas.

He went on to serve the Allen community as a K-9 Unit officer and now as a school resource officer, earning Police Officer of the Year in 2010 and the Chief's Sworn Award in 2009.

Now he’s looking to swap the badge for a kicking tee.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to death for the opportunity to kick for a professional team, and a team in the community for which I work," he said in a press release issued by the Wranglers.

Who knows, he might just make it. He’s got the home-field advantage, right?

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. One of these days he has to go see an indoor football game.

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