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Police Officer Father & Son Recreate 20-Year-Old Photo for Father's Day

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“I want to be just like my mom and dad when I grow up.” That’s what many of us have said at one time or another.

Good parents are often role models in our lives. We look to them for guidance and advice.

When it comes to “growing up,” sometimes we follow our own paths. But, other times, we walk in our parents’ footsteps, stride for stride.

Father and son on a sandy beach in Santa Monica, California.

(Beata Bernina/Getty Images)

One father-and-son photo has recently received a lot of attention on social media. In 1998, Officer Andy Gould of the Auburn, Washington Police Department had a photo taken with his son.

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Michael Gould was just a kid at the time. But, is it possible a photo snapped 20 years ago was a sneak peek into the future?

According to the original caption, it just might be.

“When I get bigger I’m going to be my Dad’s partner and catch bad guys and burglars,” Michael wrote all those years ago.

Though he may have been too young to reach the pedals of a police cruiser back then, Officer Gould’s son knew exactly what he wanted. And he went out and got it.

Now, in 2018, the pair have taken the 20-year-old photo and placed it beside a new one. The result is priceless.

Talk about a double-take! No doubt the elder Officer Gould, also known as the 2012 Law Enforcement Officer of the year, is proud to have his son by his side.

As the caption states, Michael is now 6’7″ and can definitely reach the pedals on his own.

“Recreating the photo 20 years later was a wonderful tribute to father and son,” the police department continued in their post.

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With these two fighting crimes together, there’s no telling what those “bad guys and burglars” will do.

What a great way to spend Father’s Day, side by side and smiling as wide as they did two decades ago.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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