Police officers allow citizens to throw pies in their faces

An officer getting a pie in his face 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) With tension growing against police officers in many cities, officers in New Mexico, went out to connect with residents.

Police officers of the Albuquerque Police Department, volunteered to get pies thrown in their faces on Friday, to raise money for a good cause.

APD agreed to participate in a fundraiser for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). They raised money by having people throw pies in the faces of police officers.

The event was organized by a family after their son, 19-year-old Jacob Salazar, was killed. Salazar was killed six months ago, when a drunk driver crashed into him.

Salazar’s mother said that the MADD organization reached out to her and helped her during her difficult time of losing her son. She wanted to give back by raising money for the organization.

People paid $10 to throw and smear a pie onto the face of an officer at Friday's event, which raised about $300. Police officers agreed to participate in another such event, which will be held next week.