This video is a reminder of the dangers officers face on a daily basis. This officer showed great, and in my opinion … unnecessary, restraint.

LaGrange News:

Officer Brady Pike was called about a man creating a disturbance at the playground area about 3 p.m. Saturday, said LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar. The man had a child that belonged to another set of parents at the park, Dekmar said.

Pike asked him to set the child down. When the man put the child down, he immediately lunged at Pike and punched him in the face, Dekmar said.

The ensuing between the two was captured by bystanders who recorded video of the scuffle with their cellphones.