San Francisco police officer Chris Kohrs is getting a taste of internet fame through no fault of his own. Kohrs, from all accounts, is a hard-working, dedicated police officer, good-natured, and an all-around nice guy. Plus, he’s hot.
In his six years on the force, Kohrs has kicked some Grade A ass. Once he lunged at a man trying to rob a convenience store, subduing him with his bare hands. Another time, he came to the rescue of a young woman whose iPhone had been snatched by a petty thief. Kohrs, who wasn’t even on duty at the time, heard the girl screaming for help and chased the perpetrator on foot until finally tackling him to the ground. The phone was later returned to its stunned owner, who must have felt like an extra in a superhero movie.
Kohrs is one cool dude under fire. But all his training and experience couldn’t have prepared him for what happened when a stranger on the street asked to take his picture. Kohrs, who was assigned to the legendary gay Castro district that day, obliged. It was just another civilian showing support for the SFPD. Or so he thought.
That picture was shared on Facebook and went viral. Now Kohrs, who didn’t even use Facebook, has a Facebook fan page and plenty of fans. Kohrs only learned of his internet popularity when other cops taped articles about him to the walls at the precinct. Read more about Kohrs and his sudden fame at The Daily Beast.
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