In the middle of a heat wave in the dog days of summer, this Baileyville cop stops the cruiser for a quick water balloon fight with the local kids. And, honestly, who can blame him?

This Facebook video posted on the Baileyville Police Department Facebook page on Thursday shows the cop's cruiser parked on a side street where four buckets filled with water balloons are placed in the middle of the road. Kids are milling around discussing with the cop the rules of the game.

With a "On your mark. Get set. Go!" a water balloon fight ensues with everybody running to a bucket to grab the aquatic weapons.

The cop really just lets one kid rip balloons at him for a while, at one point saying, "You can't hog the bucket!"

The battle becomes so intense one kid is asked to "watch your language, Noah."

At the time of this posting, the video has been seen nearly 1,000 times and shared about 200 times.