Viral Photo: 7 State Police Officers Posing with Their Sweet Newborns

Sometimes all we see of law enforcement is the enforcement part. We’ve probably had a mix of good and bad experiences with cops, but when we see (or think we see) red and blue lights in the rearview mirror, our pulses often quicken even when we haven’t done anything.

Policemen and women have to be tough when it counts, but a cop who truly lives to protect and serve will exhibit a more tender side, too.

That’s what leads to heartwarming stories of cops helping out by holding babies while moms fill out paperwork, working with the affluent to hand out Holiday cash gifts and setting up exciting proposals.

They have their own home lives, too. There’s a world beyond the uniform, and they have families and kids’ school programs and household chores, just like the rest of us.

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But one group of cops from Kentucky has something a little extra going for them. Seven policemen from Kentucky State all had babies born into their families at roughly the same time.

Seven officers, seven kiddos. Since they were all friends, their wives hatched a plan: Why not commemorate this wonderful occasion with a keepsake photo?

They ended up going with photographer Vicky Puckett, who runs HUEit Photography by Vicky Lea. She posted the album to her photography Facebook page on Nov. 18, and it’s since been picked up by various news outlets.

“Kentucky is blessed with the watchful eyes of the Kentucky State Police for seven days a week, 365 days a year!” she wrote. “This year some of our officers were blessed with 7 miracles of their own!”

Aside from providing these seven families with a beautiful, unique gift, Puckett also used the main photo to bring attention to another offer she wanted to extend to the boys (and girls) in blue, as well as other emergency personnel.

“In order to continue giving thanks and showing appreciation to our first responders, we will be giving away 7 complimentary family mini sessions to 7 families or first responders,” she wrote on her website.

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“Winners will be chosen at random on Monday, November 26th @ 10 AM. All winners will be emailed.”

Puckett posted the winners on Monday afternoon, and now seven more families will get a wonderful gift just in time for Christmas!

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Amanda holds an MA in Rhetoric and TESOL from Cal Poly Pomona. After teaching composition and logic for several years, she's strayed into writing full-time and especially enjoys animal-related topics.
As of January 2019, Amanda has written over 1,000 stories for The Western Journal but doesn't really know how. Graduating from California State Polytechnic University with a MA in Rhetoric/Composition and TESOL, she wrote her thesis about metacognitive development and the skill transfer between reading and writing in freshman students.
She has a slew of interests that keep her busy, including trying out new recipes, enjoying nature, discussing ridiculous topics, reading, drawing, people watching, developing curriculum, and writing bios. Sometimes she has red hair, sometimes she has brown hair, sometimes she's had teal hair.
With a book on productive communication strategies in the works, Amanda is also writing and illustrating some children's books with her husband, Edward.
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