BCSO tries to get in on viral cop posts

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The Gainesville Police Department’s Facebook page has been gaining a ton of attention after the department posted a selfie of some of their officers helping with the recovery efforts, and the internet can’t get enough of their smiles. USA TODAY

Gainesville PD-inspired pose will help Hurricane Irma victims.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office deputies posed for a viral photo attempt Thursday night to get in on the fun started by Gainesville Police Department on social media.

On Sunday, Gainesville PD posted a picture to their official Facebook page that ended up going viral. The photo featured three officers helping with Hurricane Irma recovery, and has subsequently been shared over 240,000 times, reacted to over 530,000 times and has nearly 200,000 comments.

Facebook | @Gainesville Police Department

Gainesville Police Department

The reason? Women on Facebook found the officers featured to be attractive and made their thoughts known.

Some of the comments were audacious. 

Some women decided they would have to break the law themselves. 

Gainesville PD also Tweeted the photo to Ellen DeGeneres: “Just gonna drop this right here for @TheEllenShow. Don’t let the Internet down. You know what they want. (emoji)”

The Tweet got 20,000 likes, 2,100 Retweets and 311 comments. One was from DeGeneres: “Right now the internet wants more photos of them.”

Other law enforcement agencies from around the country since decided to get in on the fun, with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office attempt on Thursday night.

At only 7,000 reactions and 2,164 shares so far, it hasn’t quite caught up to Gainesville’s.

Facebook | @Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Florida (Official)

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Florida (Official)

Vazquez is a breaking news reporter for FLORIDA TODAY.

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