GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Gainesville Police Department is no stranger to going viral, but this latest case is sounding alarms across social media.
A Sunday selfie of three officers on the department's Facebook page has lit up with comments on the officers' looks, and it's gotten to the point that the agency had to address them all.
The original post simply stated: "Officers Nordman, Hamill and Rengering...part of the night crew getting ready to do some work."
The update goes on to add:
"1. We are dying with the comments. You've actually made our chief blush with some of them.
2. MRS. Nordman and MRS. Hamill have also enjoyed knowing how millions of women are going crazy over their husbands.
3. We can confirm that Officer Rengering (far right with the amazing hair) IS SINGLE.
4. On another note, Officer Rengering is being placed into Cougar Prey Protective Care, similar to the witness protection program for his safety.
5. Please do not call 9-1-1 and request this group respond to your "incident"
6. There WILL be a calendar."
In one of the comments on the post, the department gave a shout out to another police department staffed with easy-to-look-at officers: the Sarasota Police Department.
Sarasota's response post said:
"Officers Raulerson, Craig, Gloeckner & Hughes responded to help our friends at the North Port Police Department & North Port Fire Department this afternoon with rescues due to rising floodwaters from Hurricane Irma. Gainesville Police Department has nothing on us."
The Gainesville Police Department shared the post with the caption:
"So, Sarasota Police Department evidently has some guys headed out to help with rising floodwaters.
If they happen to stir the Interweb like we did earlier...they're going to need rescues themselves!
"Not bad, SPD. They don't have awesome hair...but they'll do that Sarasota"
Fans of both departments weighed in and the comments are hilarious. We suggest you grab a Snuggie, a glass of wine-- but please drink responsibly-- and some tissues because you might just cry laughing. Here are a few to get you started:
The original version of this story was produced by our sister station WJXT in Jacksonville, Fla.