CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WTHR) - The Florida police officers made the internet swoon with their good looks have some competition.
After three officers from the Gainesville Police Department went viral with a photo on their department's Facebook page, other departments followed in what became known as the "Hot Cop Challenge" on social media.
But Friday, five officers from the Coral Springs Police Department showed that it's not just male officers that can get the clicks. The women, who came from the department's training unit, SWAT, Strategic Enforcement Team, Road Patrol and Youth Liaison Unit, say they got "many requests" to take a photo of their own and wanted to show there are strong females protecting residents, too.
"What do they have in common with their male counterparts? They are every bit as capable of protecting and serving this community with the same strength, dedication and compassion," a Facebook post said.
But while the original post showed the women in "all business" mode, including one officer holding a gun, a later photo showed their lighter side.
The women say they didn't just post the photo "to put a smile on your face." They ask anyone who liked, commented on, or shared the post to make a donation to the Broward County Police Memorial. Donations can be made on this website.