'Hot' Gainesville cops prompts nationwide battle between the country's 'finest'

FLORIDA - A Facebook selfie posted by members of the Gainesville, Florida Police Department on Sunday has turned into a nationwide 'we're sexy and we know it' contest between law enforcement.

The Gainesville PD selfie drew quite a response from admirers across the United States, drawing nearly 180,000 comments and more than 280,000 shares. Gainesville Police also requested people not call 911 asking for the "hot cops" to come to your house.

The three officers, who many consider "attractive" and "hot," were responding to Hurricane Irma incidents on Sunday. 

"Hello officer handsome! Sorry, I know you're out there helping but who doesn't like a cute first responder," Shari Dixon commented. 

The post about the Gainesville officers was deleted on Friday "due to numerous complaints and an "ongoing internal review" the department wrote in their post.

The post made national headlines, prompting other law enforcement agencies to show that they too are some of the countries finest.

The Sarasota Police Department was the first to supply "backup" to the post.

The Pinellas Park Police Department challenged their followers to donate whatever they can, to any charity of their choice to benefit the victims of Hurricane Irma. 

The Knoxville Police Department took it one step further by challenging the Gainesville Police Department and all the women who are inclined to leave a comment on their post to make a small donation in the name of either the Gainesville PD or Knoxville PD to your favorite charity to help Hurricane Irma victims in Florida. 

The Brevard County Sheriff's deputies taunted the Gainesville Officers in the buff badge battle.

It's not just the men getting in on the action. The ladies at Grand Ledge Police Department in Michigan didn't think the boys down in Gainesville FL should have all the fun and thought they could do it better.

The Tampa Police Department also didn't think the Gainesville officers were a challenge saying, "Game over Gainesville Police Department but nice effort." They also encouraged all their followers to donate to their local charity of choice to help with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.

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