'It's on': Knoxville police challenge Gainesville police to a hunk-off for Irma recovery
The response to the original photo was so intense that the GPD has put in motion plans to produce a calendar of its officers to raise money for Irma relief
By Chuck Campbell
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Yo, Gainesville: We have hunky cops too.
The Gainesville Police Department inadvertently caused a stir with admirers earlier this week as some of the photographs the department posted on Facebook of officers dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma caught more than a little attention.
One photograph in particular. … Let’s just say heroes in uniform are hard to resist.
The response was so intense that the GPD has quickly put in motion plans to produce a calendar of its comely officers to raise money for Hurricane Irma relief.
Don’t think the sharp-eyed men in blue in Knoxville haven’t noticed. In the spirit of competition, spurred by Saturday’s Tennessee vs. Florida football game, on Wednesday night the Knoxville Police Department posted a photo on its Facebook page of four officers standing tall and proud against a backdrop of the tall-and-proud Sunsphere – along with a gorgeous K-9 officer in the foreground for good measure.
And with this post, the KPD challenged admirers to comment and make a small donation to any Hurricane Irma charity in the name of either the KPD or the GPD.
The KPD then drops the mic with: “We're confident the Volunteers of Tennessee will see that our KPD officers take it to those gators once again.”
The GPD shared the KPD post with a simple retort:
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