This photo shows a baby boom at a police force – after EIGHT cops welcomed newborns in just 11 months.
Seven dads and one mum proudly donned their uniforms and showed off their little ones for a sweet photoshoot.
The four boys and four girls were all born to officers with the Erlanger Police Department in Kentucky, US, over the past 11 months.
The eldest, Blair, was welcomed by officer EJ Dettner last year and the latest addition to the family was Kyle Thornberry’s son Nash, who arrived on July 4.
Chief of Police Todd D. Brendel said: “Having a three year old myself, I know how much joy a baby can bring to the family.
“With eight of our officers having babies in the last 11 months, and a few others in the last two years, our entire family has been blessed.”
The chief’s wife suggested snapping a photo of the EPD officers following a similar photo shared by Glenpool Fire Department went viral.
The authority in Oklahoma made headlines in May when seven of their firefighters became new dads.
Officer Margaret Ernst, 38, the only mum of the bunch, added: “It was pretty funny that we were trying to one up the fire department.
“We all joke around and tell our stories of what our kids are doing. It’s a good atmosphere, and its pretty fun.
“Because we’re all in the same situation we help each other out.”
Though it seems like a bizarre coincidence, officer Ernst thinks there could be logic behind the succession of births.
“A few of us were just adding to our families, but the last three babies were born to officers who were newlyweds or soon to be married.
“It was perfect timing I guess.”